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Destinations

Dodged Another!

Dodged another tropical storm! Wheeeew! We are very thankful that Tropical Storm Harvey has vacuumed the wind out of this region and pulled it north. There is zero wind and it’s hot and muggy and stagnant, AND that is NOT a complaint, merely meteorological observation. (…and the sun is starting to come out, and did … Continue reading »

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Bonaire Wreck Dive

Wreck Dive Dive site 43! My first big wreck dive, so much fun!! I don’t have a dive partner so I went on a two tank boat dive with Divi Resort and had a great time. http://www.diviresorts.com/divi-flamingo-beach-resort-bonaire.htm Click on the pics for full screen view. In the water at the assembly point with the dive … Continue reading »

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Touring the South

Island Tour, South. We rented a truck the other day and toured the southern half of the island. Bonaire is very different from the eastern Caribbean. The southern part of the island is quite low lying, with a combination of marsh and desert. Most, but not all, of the road around the southern end is … Continue reading »

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Part Deux!

Refrigeration…Part Deux! We’re in Bonaire, back on a mooring, it’s a beautiful Saturday night… “You wanna go out?” “No, let’s stay in, it’ll be fun!” …we’ll get sommme Niiiitrogen: …aaaand (clockwise starting bottom left) a vacuum pump – R134a refrigerant – and a brazing torch: …and invite a friend over to fix our refrigeration. FUN!!! … Continue reading »

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Bonaire

We finally started our journey westward. We departed Martinique and arrived in Bonaire 97 hours later, a trip of 472 nautical miles. The waters around Bonaire are a marine park and boats over 12 feet are not permitted to anchor anywhere. There is a decent-sized mooring field but when we arrived we found it full, … Continue reading »

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