Bon bini tur hende and welcome to Travel Tuesday!!!
That means good day everybody in Papiamentu, one of the languages spoken in Bonaire.
Today we are continuing our journey with some history and information about the island!
I have recruited one of my new friends Flo the Flamigo (Bonaire's signature bird) to be our tour guide!
Why thank you Mini Dory! Now Minis, there is a bunch to learn about the island. I understand you have secured transportation for us Arty???
All ready, Flo!!!
One of Bonaire's oldest draws has been it's solar salt mines! Here you can see the pink salt flats! Check out the cool pink water!
Unfortunately, back in the 1600's, slaves were brought in to work the salt flats (along with inland farming). Above we have some of the housing or "slave huts" the slaves lived in. These huts were not even big enough to stand up in!! Sometimes we just don't understand humans, and the things they did to each other, AT ALL!
If you look up there you will see the Willemstoren Lighthouse, one of Bonaire's first lighthouses. It was established in the late 1800's and sits at the southern point of the island!
Of course the sun and fun is what Bonaire is most known for, Minis!! The clear, warm water makes for the great scuba diving your pawrents like to do but did you know there is another big extreme sport that draw tourists to the island??
That's right, the wonderful tradewinds make bays and inlets a great place for windsurfing! Just check out this guy zooming along!!
Whew, it's been a long day of sightseeing, now let's sit back and enjoy the best part about Bonaire....relaxing and watching the sun set over the water!!!
Stay tuned next week when we take a look at the wonderful things the island does for some of it's animals!!