First day out and about in the island. The weather was beautiful. Got hot a couple of times when we were walking around down town. It also rained at night time, but most of us were already in for the night, so it hardly mattered.
This little pond is behind one of the eating areas and is filled with little feeder guppies.
I told you Bruno was ok, here he is posing with UDee.
Then we broke into groups and called taxis to get into town. Later on we are going to rent bikes, but for time being there is just a couple of pick up trucks the science team is using. The ride there was amazing as we took our first look at the island in day light. You could see Mount Washington in the distance behind Klien Bonaire, the smaller island. The water looks soooo perfect and inviting. Town was nice, I took a little video clip on my way in, but at the end of the clip I didn't realize it was still shooting and there is a shot of my feet as I looked at the camera. I'll try to edit the video later and get it online.
When we got there we walked through a little tiny mall area with a couple of local shops and then were at the water. It took me about half a second to realize right at my feet where fish. With out getting into the water you couldn't even count the species of fish you could see, let along the numbers. After a second of watching the huge 2 feet bright blue parrot fish I could start to see corals. The first wild coral I saw was some sort of brain coral, followed by a huge beautiful montipora plate coral. I wanted to jump right into the water and probably would have had I had a mask and snorkel with me.
Dinner was pretty good later that evening. Some of us heard we were having pasta, but none of us expected three different types.