Blog posts from our adventures sailing and cruising the island of the Bonaire


Our credit card was hacked and shut down by our bank. Not a big deal, you say. Just have the bank send you another card and credit any fraudulent charges. If only it were this easy. Being a boat nomad makes some of the simple things in life become very complicated. Receiving a single piece […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Birthdays and Boats on Bonaire

Every morning when I wake up I set a new personal record for most consecutive days alive. This last week I celebrated a birthday. Cindy and I have been cruising full-time now for about four years and it has taken us this long to get away from Hallmark. Like most people living on land, we […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bonaire Washington Slagbaai National Park

We decided to take a tour of the Bonaire Washington Slagbaai National Park. Based on what we read about the park, it is highly recommended to have a truck or utility vehicle to explore as the roads are unpaved. When businesses, national parks or tourist boards outside of the USA make recommendations such as this, […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Making Bubbles in Bonaire

I recently read something very interesting about parrot fish. They create most of the sand on the beaches around the world. A single parrot fish creates about 200 pounds or 90 kilograms of sand per year. How? Parrot fish munch on rocks as they feed on the algae attached to the rocks. When underwater, we […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bumming About Bonaire

Have you noticed yet every post from Bonaire contains a picture of a flamingo? This post is not different. Here you go. Your random flamingo picture from the beautiful little island of Bonaire. We spent a little bit of time exploring the east side of the island by car. This is the windy side and […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

The Ultimate Trade Deficit

Lately in the USA, trade deficits are in the headlines. It is impossible to read anything in the news without articles on tariffs and trade wars. It seems to be the consensus of the American people having a trade deficit with economic partners is a bad influence on the US economy. The focus of the […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bumbling About Bonaire

As islands go, Bonaire is not a very big one. We rented a car for a couple of days and drove around the island. And, I mean we drove all the way around the island. We did this in one day. Well, it wasn’t really even a full day; it was more like half a […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Searching for Flamingos

Sometimes there are desires in life that take awhile to come to fruition. When we were in the Bahamas a couple year ago, I had hoped to see the flamingos on Great Inagua Island. The Inagua Islands are the southernmost islands in the Bahamas. It is reported that there are between 20,000 and 80,000 flamingos each […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bonaire – The Dusty Island

We had the luxury of a few unplanned days on Bonaire due to our re-routing. It turned out to be a really good move. We arrived on the island during some sort of holiday and everything was closed. And, I mean everything. The downtown looked like a ghost-town.  Then, the cruise ship arrived. Things came […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

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