Bonaire-2014

I think there are three things to do in Bonaire. аObviously most people go there for the water sports and that is primarily scuba diving. аYou can see my photos from diving under the Scuba Diving tab. аSecond, you can drive around the island which is somewhat interesting because you go from a wet site, across the mountains and end up on the dry side. аWe rented a car for the day and did enjoy driving around the island but I can’t say we saw a whole lot of interesting stuff. аAnd then there is the Donkey Sanctuary. аThis place is a gas! аIt seems that eons ago people brought donkeys to Bonaire and then abandoned them. аThe donkeys multiplied (no real predators on the island) and become a nuisance. The choice was to kill them all or round them up and put them in a sanctuary. Although you will still see donkeys roaming on the backroads most appear to be in the Sanctuary. аIt is worth the visit. It is a lot of аfun and the donkeys are outrageously funny and entertaining. аThey are very accustomed to humans showing up and feeding them so they come to you (and would climb in the car if you would let them). аYou will definitely enjoy this.

At one end of the island is the Cargill Salt Plant where much of the road and commercial salt that we use in the US is produced by solar evaporation, аThe photos of the pink water were taken at the Salt Plant. The pink is caused by the grade of salt. аAlso, a flamingo sanctuary is on the Cargill property.


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ай Robert Frank 2015