Hamlet Oasis Resort
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... to Atlantis, keep going till you see some huts, park your car under the palm trees and there's a trail behind the 3rd tree to the ocean". The night dive was cool. Amusingly several old men weren't diving but were acting as Sherpas for their wives who were diving. I saw them lugging heavy scuba sets for their wives from their homes to the ocean, then helping their wives kit up. They seemed like happy beasts of burden! In the water, two 1.5m long ...
... my dive! Interestingly Bonaire also gives the diver the ability to pick who to dive with. The guy you're having a beer with the night before can easily become your dive buddy in the morning. I'm sure some mix beer drinking in with diving and driving too! Because I rented out a pickup truck, I had to learn how to drive a manual transmission. It was hard, humbling and embarrassing. I drove around the parking lot of the rental company for a good number of minutes before I felt ...
... even thought they lied and said the Conch was imported from Venezuela, as it is illegal to fish in Bonaire. However he didn't miss a beat when asked why they eat it if it is endangered - "because it tastes delicious"), and rich dessert. The tres leches home made dessert ('3 milks' - condensed, evaporated and normal milk, plus cream, just because) was great, if not a little rich! All in all, this week was well worth the after hours hassles of running low on beer ...
Today was our non-diving day (so that we don't decompress on the airplane). We decided to take it easy but see some sights. Austin and Steve Burdine did some snorkeling off of our deck early on and we did some souvenir shopping. After lunch we headed for a drive up towards the northern end of the island and the Washington Slagbaai National Park. Along the way we scoped out the shoreline and a few of the big northern dive sites like 1000 steps ...
... find a nice spot with soft sand and enough wind to
keep the mosquitos away. I wake up with a marvellous sunrise and go to
the airport (5mins away) and take my flight to curacao. And this is
another mini adventure : the plane has exactly 10 seats, including
the pilote ! Very interesting flight. In Curacao I then planned to go
on the internet and book my flights, but of course the internet is
down and so I finally get to Havana on Thursday 21.06 evening (and without
outgoing flight !). ...