Archive for November, 2009

Washington Slagbaai NP

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The only National Park on Bonaire, Washington Slagbaai NP, has some nice points of interests, but is mostly known for it’s wide variety of cacti (that’s plural for cactus, I had to look it up myself ;))…it is FULL of cacti! πŸ˜‰
We took some meat and shrimps with us and made ourselves a yummie BBQ lunch, shot some flamingos on the way back (well, shot photos of them that is ;)) and concluded that we’ve had yet another great day on Bonaire!

A celebration on Klein Bonaire

Monday, November 9th, 2009

We went to Klein Bonaire (‘Little Bonaire’) today, a small island just out the west coast of Bonaire, 20 minutes with the watertaxi. There is not too much to see on the island itself, but the waters around it are packed with dive- and snorkling spots. It turned out to be the perfect place to celebrate our 19th anniversary (!): quiet, sunny (of course!), refreshing and beautiful while snorkling…perfect!! πŸ˜‰

Shitheads stealing towels

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Vvrrrrr, the day started as any other; we were getting ready for another day at the beach, packed some food and drinks, went to grab the beach towels from the line next to the house where we left them to dry yesterday…uuhhh, well, the beach towels are gone!! Some shithead(s) probably thought they were the coolest beach towels on the island and decided to steal them!!! I ask you…beach towels…so sad, come on!! It has nothing to do with the value of a friggin’ beach towel, I just can’t stand ‘people’ (loosers!) who show no respect for other people’s properties…fuckfaces!

UPDATE: we just found out that the looser(s) also took the anti-mosquito candle from the table outside, jeez…it almost feels like a game of nagging the tourist. πŸ™

Sal the lizzard

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Lizzards are often seen around houses here in Bonaire (yes, the climate is THAT nice! ;)). Our bungalow is no exception and there are at least four lizzards that seem to live here more or less permanent, we named them; Mac, Sal, Mandy and Liz…pretty straightforward names if you know the dutch word for lizzard; ‘salamander’. πŸ˜‰
Today I’d like to introduce Sal the lizzard; roughly 30cm long (including his half green tail), pretty curious and unlike most lizzards, not afraid of humans. I guess some previous renters have fed him, and in the process converted him to a pet rather than a ‘wild’ animal living on instinct…pity.
We don’t, so Sal needs to fall back on his roots these weeks and find his own ants. πŸ˜‰


Friday, November 6th, 2009

Vacation is for me typically the time to read, a hobby that I adore but don’t do too much ‘back home’. πŸ™
My vacation-reading-list consists of Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ and Stieg Larsson’s ‘Men who hate Woman’. Both are of the ‘lighter’ type of books (content wise, not weight wise as each of them are 500+ pages! ;)), so no deep philosophical or esoteric books this time.
I’m ahead of schedule as I finished Dan Brown last Wednesday and am halfway Stieg Larsson already. I have to find some more books as the November copy of Macworld won’t keep me reading for a full week! πŸ˜‰
Any recommendations?

Sorobon Beach

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

On the East coast of Bonaire, in Lac Bay, you’ll find Sorobon beach…not a bad place to be, eh? πŸ˜‰

No internet and Birkebeiner 2010

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Many things were considered and taken into account account when we booked the bungalow; availability of internet was however overlooked (which will never happen again ;)) and, there is NO Internet in the house, aahhhh! Luckily it wasn’t hard to find an open accesspoint (THX toΒ  a close by computershop!!). Hehe, we are not that far off in creating a new daily routine; parking the car next to the shop, opening the laptops, zipping on a coffee/tea and checking emails, uploading blogposts, etc. πŸ˜‰
The non-availability of internet in da bungalow AND the 5hours time difference made me miss the sign-up for coming years Birkebeinerrittet 2010 which opened today at 09:00h, Norway time. Although I doubt if I would have been able to get in at all; all places were gone in 41 seconds, a new record!! With 16,500 people competing it’s quite a popular mountainbike race, eh? Oh well, I still have two options to enter once again: either I use my NL-address to get a ‘foreigner’-ticket, or I buy a ticket on the net in the weeks before the race (like I did the last two years)…I’ll find my way in, be sure that I won’t miss it! πŸ˜‰

First day after the first night

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

I managed to sleep through the first night without having the typical jetlag phenomenon of waking up at 3am and no longer being able to sleep…so I got quite a good rest, a terrific start! πŸ˜‰
Today is beach exploration day; Bonaire is packed with great snorkling spots and since we rented a pick-up for the coming two weeks, the island is ours, vrrrooommm!

Waking up in sunny Bonaire

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

It was quite a flight, not too much sleep since I am just too tall to sit comfortably (I prefer to say that the leg space is too little though ;)).
Oh well, we made it to Bonaire! We woke up in bright sunshine and only then got a good impression of the cute little bungalow that will be our home for the coming two weeks! πŸ˜‰

Bunny, bunny, rabbit, rabbit

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

It’s the first of the month and the bunnies will give me luck! (such as sunny weather in Bonaire ;))