Along the waterfront in Bonaire.

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Waiting out a little rain squall along the water. In the distance is a mega yacht, Tatoosh, owned by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.


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How the rich live.


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Sun came out!


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A beginner’s dive class and some local kids in the water.


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A small boat. . .


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And a LARGE container ship.

The Donkey Sanctuary

When visiting Bonaire, be sure to visit the Donkey Sanctuary and get “up close and personal” with its inhabitants.

Donkeys have been living on this tropical island for hundreds of years as they were originally brought over to be used for hard labor. When modern transportation made these creatures unnecessary  – they were simply left to their own devices to wander the island.

In 1993, Dutch nationals Marina Melis and Ed Koopman established this donkey sanctuary and today there are over 600 donkeys in residence.