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Once again, hot and sunny as we docked at the port of Kralendijk on our 2nd Dutch Antilles' island, Bonaire. Breakfast once again in the Waterside then disembarked the ship and headed for the Spice or Eden Beach which we had visited in 2011. It took 25 minutes to walk to the beach, no sudden dramatic rainstorm on this occasion as there had been 3 years ago. Managed to remember our way to the beach, ...
... get a car to stop). The sidewalks are large enough for two people to walk besides each other (most other islands you're lucky to have a sidewalk). Their are even designated bike areas. Oh- and parks- real parks with grass, paved walkways and statues. While all this may not appeal to the average tourist looking for the raw Caribbean, we've done the raw Caribbean for awhile now and this is a nice change. Alright- ...
``What time do you want me to pick you
up, `` my taxi driver asked. I agreed to meet him after an hour at
the same spot and made my way inside the handicraft market.
Stalls full of baseball caps, t-shirts,
cotton blouses, key chains and fridge magnets were lined up one after
another. ``Sweetie, come take a look,`` a vendor beckoned me. ``I
made this myself in two hours`` a vendor with cornrows explained.
She pointed ...
... on me but he kept following us, kind of shuffling behind us. It was a bit unnerving walking through the streets with a shuffler behind you. Took a detour via the Policeman who was on traffic duty and that seemed to put him off. So we made an early exit from what looked like a nice town.
We headed for Anse Chastanet, a very nice hotel on the South West coast and wandered down to the beach. Thought we would try our normal technique of sitting on their sunbeds.
... of the batik process right before our very eyes. Having seen this before and making a previous purchase, we headed for the water closets and refreshments. Rosalind is still upset that previous recipients of the expensive garments as gifts didn’t fully understand the value ($225) and had neither worn them nor framed them. It’s still remains a touchy subject with her. I was just excited that my wallet was still safe!!!
Our tour then ...