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  • Day6

    Slagbaai tour and relax

    January 10 in Bonaire ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Oh yesterday I forgot to tell about the Pelikaan droppings. They were hunting for fish and do that by falling from high above in to the water. Also I forgot tp mentiom that we went to Little Havana where it was crowded with dutch people. The music was all round and even with dutch lyrics we walked there and back after a few beers. Had a very good time.
    Today it was all about the road trip to the north part of the island. Slagbaai national park. But first I had to run a little to get/ stay a little in shape. 5km was enough in this heat early in the morning. It will wake you up though.
    The second day here we asked some locals that worked at the bar what we should order when one is feeling sick and they told and showed us how to use and eat Aloë Vera. The guy ate it fully we tried it but it is not so nice ;-). Today Sam had some skin irritations and on our way to slagbaai we looked for aloë vera. We found it at the entrance ;-). We managed to get our well deserved discounts at the entrance and did a very long trip which you should only do with a bigger car. Thankfully we had one but even this one had troubles here and there. We overcame those and had a great time driving through dense cactus bushes and past beautifull beaches and rock formations. The semi flat tire in the rear made us drive even slower when we found out about it. But the road was so bumpy that driving faster wasn't an option anyway.
    We made it to the tankstation in time and filled it up without any problems. Back in the hotel we did some pizza for lunch since we were late for the buffet. More beaching was the plan and so a little extra snorkeling was obvious. I found the floating frame underwater that Sam passed when diving. The challenge was if I could swim through it since it was somewhere between 8 & 10 meters deep. Without any problems I got to it... while filming I had to clear my ears on the way down and the way up. Being underwater was almost to familiar because sometimes I am not in a hurry to get above. With fins you can go really quick but your ears have to adapt also.
    Relaxing in the sun after and enjoying some drinks on the peer and seeing another sun setting. The evening brought us good food and a few cocktails at the bar. A lot off laughing with Thijs hickupping and me falling in to a laughing spree. Good untill bedtime.
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