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Travel Blogs from Bonaire
... to how the shelves were stocked. I'll give you an example (not quite accurate, but it was along these lines)....walking down the cereal isle...at the end of the isle, you can find paper products. Across from the cereal, baby food. On the end cap, alcohol....the most spectacular layout I have ever seen. On the one hand, if they're trying to keep people in the store, mission accomplished, but if they're trying to aggravate tourists...well, I suppose it's "mission accomplished" again.
... waiting for me. Super .
My host is Roderick,
a 35 years old dutch guy who came to live on the island some 8 months ago.
His car is a jeep in a very questionable condition ; e.g. my door
only opens from outside the car. He seems friendly and realaxed (How else can you be on this island I ask myself now ;). Good.
We get to his house in about 5 mins. I get a room for myself and a
key of the house. Great ! The place is a bit dirty, it looks like ...
What happened to my lucky travelling? Flight from Jamaica was delayed, so thought I might miss my connection from Curacao to Bonaire, but this was not the problem, that second flight got delayed too, then cancelled, had to take the next one in three hours. After a 15 minutes flight I finally landed on Bonaire, the first country on this trip where I didn't have to fill out any migration form.
... weather the place was quite busy. All the moorings at the "quiet" end were in use so we could only pick up the last two available ones...............right outside Karel's Bar! Still it was a short ride (or swim) for a drink. It was also very close to the cruise ship dock and the next morning we were woken with a ship's bow literally hanging over our cockpit!
Bonaire is ...
Luckily there was nothing in the nest, ...we think the bird had finished with it...and after taking a photo for you, we sent it overboard.
Our luck with the wind however changed, and winds dropped dramatically. We decided that we were not going to turn back but we would just motor to Curacao which was only approx. 36nm away...it would also give our batteries an opportunity to charge up under load.
We made it to Curacao safely in good time just before cocktail ...