8/4/15

Travel Tuesday - Out and About in Bonaire

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??




WINDSURFING!! 
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!!

22 comments:

MilitaryPugWife said...

These photos are gorgeous!

Whitley Westie said...

Great pics! Me and momma are so jealous!

Sammy Sam said...

Very nice.

Julie said...

What a beautiful place, just pawfect!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sandra said...

so much beauty out there, and a lovely place to visit. I am glad they left the huts because maybe it will make us humans remember the bad that was done and not do it again. humans can be so horrible to each other... love the flamingo that joined your group...

Madi and Mom said...

OMF(LAMINGOS) FLO THAT WAS A WONDERFUL TOUR AND VERY EDUCATIONAL. YOU AND THE MINIS ARE
ADORABLE.
LOOKS LIKE SMOKE AND JOE FROM MARG'S DONKEYS WENT WITH YOU.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Mark Muller said...

Oh what a super island... it's a little like jurassic park for real... and that was very brave to ride a dinosaur-dragon :o) is there a ghost in that lighthouse too?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Those students are listening so intently to Flo
Lily & Edward

Emma said...

Beautiful area. We love the lighthouse!

tubby3pug said...

great trip I love the flamingos. Ive always wanted a 1950s ranch with a yard blanketed in pink plastic flamingos

retro rover

Murphy said...

How wonderful! And your mom found a lighthouse! Who could have guessed that?


Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Marg said...

That looks like a fantastic island. Interesting about the salt mining. Of course, we like that last picture the best. Donkeys or Mules are our favorites. You all have a great day.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Wow you rode on a big lizard!! what a beautiful and interesting place to visit!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Sketching with Dogs said...

OMD, look at the colour of that water!
What an amazing place that is, the lighthouse is really pretty.
That is some wild transportation Mini Arty :)
Dip and Elliot x

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I fear mankind still is not all that good to his brothers even today... but that's a whole different tack to the beauty you have shown us here. What an outstanding place to visit! The light house is stunning. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a neat place Bonaire is!!! Thanks to the minis and Flo for a great tour. Now do tell - did Mom and Dad do that wind surfing??? :-)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Cole said...

What a special island! I think I need to add it to my travel list. :-)

Millie and Walter said...

That sure looked like a fun place to visit. The minis did a great job as tour guides.

KB Bear said...

What a gorgeous place to visit!!!! I love sitting back and watching the sunset, just like you do!

M. K. Clinton said...

What a beautiful place to visit! I wouldn't want to stay in those tiny houses, though. Yikes!

The Army of Four said...

So much beauty! Your flamingo friend is a great tour guide, minis!
Cammie!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

What lovely pics... No idea where Bonaire is... but it looks nice!