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  • Giving back.
    26th July 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire – Kralendijk, Bonaire via Corporal Miess As a species we take a lot from this earth. Materially we remove oil from its deep bedrock and repay the earth by returning Co2. Emotionally we witness amazing natural phenomena like the setting of the sun and then discard our rubbish polluting the…
  • Night and day.
    20th July 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire – Kralendijk, Bonaire via Batchelors Beach & Andrea 2, Bonaire Any 24 period is split into equal parts day and night. Days always seem to be highly utilised with every minute accounted for and adventures happening all the time. Night is usually reserved for recovering from all those daytime adventures…
  • Certified!
    14th July 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire – Kralendijk, Bonaire via Hilma Hooker, Bonaire & Klein Bonaire. After years of hard study at high school, college or university, and having passed all their exams students get to don strange outfits that are unsuitable for daily life. Like these students, we have graduated but instead of just wearing…
  • Schooooools out; or is it?
    9th July 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire ‘Schooooools out; for summer. Schooooools out; forever.’ Being in Bonaire in perpetual summer we thought that school was a long way behind us. But even with summer in full flow we’ve returned to school, learnt a lot and are safer for it. Instead of studying in a dull classroom our…
  • BEHAVE!
    2nd July 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire – Kralendijk, Bonaire via Harbour Village Marina, Bonaire & Klien Bonaire When you have a petulant child to deal with you simply tell it to ‘Behave’ and if the worst comes to the worst you simply put in on the naughty step.* If the weather were to be compared with…
  • In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
    26th June 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire Over eons man has developed 2 eyes. These 2 eyes have helped him by keeping one eye on the dangers that surrounded him and the other focussed on everything else. As the Caribbean hurricane season has been ‘heating up’ we’ve very much been keeping one eye on dangers and the…
  • Cliff’s hits.
    17th June 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire – Kralendijk, Bonaire via Kalli’s Reef, Bonaire Cliff Richard is a wise man. Not for singing about Mistletoe and wine, or for teaming up with Vivian and Rick in the legendary Young Ones, but for his musings about Summer Holidays. In Bonaire if feels like we’ve been on holiday ‘for…
  • Not your usual commute.
    8th June 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire As Tarquin and Jemima stand outside their school in Chelsea, they’re pleased to see the hulk of their family SUV negotiate such hazards as potholes, drains and even sleeping policemen before they’re enveloped in its safe insides. This urban environment is no place for such a car which is designed…
  • Eat, sleep, work, repeat.
    4th June 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire – Kralendijk, Bonaire via Klien Bonaire, Bonaire Life is based around cycles. Corporate man goes through, eat, sleep, work, repeat; politicians have a cycle of lie, deny, then take a bribe; and the IMOCA* skipper’s mantra is powerup, powerstack, powernap. Being in beautiful Bonaire Ruffian has developed a mantra along…
  • What’s the plural of Octopus?
    29th May 2022 Kralendijk, Bonaire They say that all Caribbean islands are the same. The idyllic image has palm trees swaying the breeze while their shadows are cast down onto a soft sand beach and thumping reggae music providing an acoustic backdrop to this paradise. To gain entry to this image you have to go…