Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 13 Bonaire 11-4-10

Today started rainy and ukky. Woke up today to find the Emerald Princess cruise ship parked outside. (Second time we've woken up to this site on a vacation in completely different locations.)

Since the town was going to be overrun with boat people and it was too cloudy for decent snorkeling, Jer and I just kinda lazed around today. Sat on the balcony and watched Southern Stingrays take flight out of the water in the channel and bellyflop it back in. Jerry saw a school of silvery fish make several choreographed leaps in the channel. He thinks something was gettin' after them as a meal option.

We decided to try night snorkeling. We had some underwater lites and we learned that there's a whole new lineup of fish species at night out prowling around. So we set off for the channel opening. Problem is, until you get there, the channel itself is always murky with sand from wave wash. So visibility was like a foot in front of your face and those little flashlites were not cutting through the murk well at all. So I started to freak out a little. I didn't want to be swimming along and suddenly have something all up in my grill that I didn't see coming. So I promptly asked Jerry if we could please turn around and go back. Shortest snorkel ever: 15 minutes. Hardly worth getting the gear wet.

But we jumped into the pool for a bit and noticed the cruise ship was on the move to leave, so we hustled in to get some night shots of the ship and Kralendijk. Made it just in time.

Tomorrow is packing day. Kinda sad. Snowing at home. But miss my family alot. I will have been away for a month. It's time to go home.


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