|By Hazel Scharosch on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 12:01 am:|
Well, here I am, one full month after returning from Bonaire, and finally writing the report. Life is hectic, and I wasn’t even sure where to begin, but here goes.
|By Niki Harris on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 3:19 am:|
Hazel, I knew I would enjoy your report before I read it. And I was right. :-)
|By Kerri Freeman on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 6:39 am:|
Hmmmmm Should she get a 'B', a 'B+'? An 'A'? Where were you softies when I hadda submit my Thesis? Give the girl an 'A'. No, not a red one. That's a whole nother book. Right,Teach? (lol) o~=~-o~=
|By sherry baker on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 9:41 am:|
enjoyed your report hazel. thanks for sharing with us. i dont think anyone on this web site has had their fill of bonaire. if they have they are not saying so, or they are not on the web.
|By Fiona Rattray on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 - 10:37 am:|
Wow Hazel, you saw a lot of different things! I love watching squid change colours too, and have a special fondness for flamingo tongues. Thanks for the great report!
|By DeMoine and Joyce Findlay on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 12:39 pm:|
Thanks Hazel,I love reading trip reports. Brings back so many wonderful memories. I just sit here at my computer and dream. I am new to this - what is a flamingo tongue?
|By Hazel Scharosch on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 1:08 pm:|
Joyce, I, too, am a computer dreamer. A flamingo tongue is a small mollusc about 1 inch long. They live and feed on sea fans and gregonian whips. They are fairly common, and can be found from shallows to about 46 feet deep. Here's a picture that I snatched from Cathi's Dive Site, http://www.mydivesite.com/bonaire-flamingo-tongue.htm
|By Gail Currie on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 5:02 pm:|
Great report Hazel - we are leaving a week tomorrow and cannot wait. You certainly saw a lot snorkelling - I only hope to see as much diving with camera in hand. Margarittas out of a glass (pray tell how else would you drink them? - perhaps out of a pitcher if I know my crowd)
|By Hazel Scharosch on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 5:44 pm:|
LOL, Gail! Actually, the margarita comment (in a glass) was for Cecil. He has been accused of sucking tequilla straight out of his solar shower. He *SAYS* he doesn't do that, but he has not proven it, so there you are. Have a wonderful time - let us know the details!
|By Cecil Berry on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 6:23 pm:|
I resemble that remark, I do drink it straight, salt and limes are for Marines (hey, at least I capitalized it) and wusses. Great report, I haven't been yet, but want to go (more) now. If I can get a new consulting job, maybe the fall.
|By DeMoine and Joyce Findlay on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 8:05 pm:|
Thanks Hazel, gives me something else to look for next time we go to Bonaire. And I really appreciate you pulling off the picture for me. Looks kind of like the nudibranch type critters. We lived in the Pacific for two years so we got really familiar with Pacific fish and invertibrates - but we found they are NOT AT ALL the same in the Caribbean. Had to buy a new book while in Bonaire. I cannot find a flamingo tongue in my Tropical Pacific Invertibrates book. Guess I need another of Paul Humann's books.
|By Virginia L. Stokes on Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 10:52 pm:|
Hi Hazel - great trip report! Y'know, we were staying just toward town from the BelMar, at the same time as your week on Bonaire. Too bad we weren't on-line at the time or we could have gotten together. Well, next time!!!
|By Hazel Scharosch on Friday, April 20, 2001 - 10:20 am:|
Hi, Virginia! I knew you were on island at the same time - I brushed cookie crumbs from the street cam guest book :-) I would have loved to meet you and your gang. Perhaps another year...
|By Virginia L. Stokes on Saturday, April 21, 2001 - 10:44 pm:|
LOL - you mean the pigeons didn't eat all the crumbs????
|By Gail Currie on Sunday, April 22, 2001 - 6:16 pm:|
Cookie breath has a treat in store for her - I spent Friday evening cooking up a bath of Hermits. They are now in the container and frozen for safe keeping until we leave on the evening of the 27th.
|By Gail Currie on Sunday, April 22, 2001 - 6:17 pm:|
Whoops - make that a "batch" not "bath". Stupid fingers. (bad, bad, bad)
|By Hazel Scharosch on Sunday, April 22, 2001 - 7:13 pm:|
I thought of Virginia and Cookie Breath today :-) I am furiously baking things for a baked-goods sale to help pay for Red Creek's visit to Denver. I actually baked snickerdoodles for the first time in years. Hermits, eh? Haven't baked THOSE for awhile...maybe after the cranberry zuchinni bread and pumpkin pies...Help, Dara - I need you!
|By Kerri Freeman on Sunday, April 22, 2001 - 11:39 pm:|
Well you better bake extra if you don't want the pigeons to starve. I wouldn't count on CookieBreath leaving crumbs if I were a pigeon!
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