Yesterday was a day at sea. We enjoyed several shows but no pictures and not much more to say.
This morning we arrived in Bonaire. Bonaire is one of the A-B-C islands. We will visit two of the three on this cruise. Amazingly, we are only about 60 miles from the shore of Venezuela. Wow! More than 50% of Bonaire is a protected/national park.
We have a sailing and snorkeling excursion planned. We have an excursion called Catamaran Sail & Bonaire Marine Park Snorkeling trip. The trip was great! It started in the shadow of the ship on a water taxi that took us right to our catamaran sailboat.
Soon after we left dock the sails were up, and we were moving fast for the reef. The drinks were passed out and we relaxed for the next few minutes.
This guy was moving! His hydrofoil was moving very fast.
As we moved along the coast, we came into a school of flying fish! It was incredible. They were really flying over the water and then diving back. Most of the time, there would be a dozen or more out of the water at a time. The guide said that it was likely that tuna or another large fish was attacking the school. She also said that they see schools all the time around Bonaire.
It looks like we will have to keep an eye on the weather.
Soon, we arrived at the area where we would be snorkeling. Before we knew it, we were at the reef and tied off to a buoy. After a short instruction by the tour guide, inflatable life vests, snorkels and masks were passed out. We were then warned that many of the corals were FIRE CORAL. Don't touch it! Wow!
We saw a lot of reef fish which included parrot fish,,,,. and a pair of huge angel fish.
Time to head back before the weather turns bad on us. We sailed back exhausted but happy.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...