Bonaire 2002
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Bonaire - May 2002

In May of 2002, we took a dive trip to the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Our friend and fabulous travel advisor, Mary Daughton, helped us put this trip together.

Here are some pictures from our adventures on Bonaire.

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Landing at the Flamingo Airport on Bonaire
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People in Bonaire are very friendly, which is immediately apparent on arrival at the airport
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Downtown Kralendijk - the island's main street
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And the license plate says it all
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This is one of the signs marking the 50+ dive spots on the island...
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...most of them accessible from shore (which Jana did not like very much).
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It involved hauling dive gear in a truck...
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....climbing up and down stairs...
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...but the name should have warned us.
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But we also had time for romantic dinners...
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...and sunsets.
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We visited the windswept...
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...eastern side of the island,
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rented a boat to go around the island,
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fell off,
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got back up again,
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and parasailed.
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Some of the more interesting buildings there included a private castle...
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...and a burger shack, which carried Curry Ketchup (Jana's favorite), but was otherwise only known in the central US.
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We relaxed on the beach...
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...had some interesting neighbors...
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...enjoyed dinner...
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...and were a little sad when we had to leave again.