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2013-02-12_trinidad-to-bonaire_dolphins-new-roof.JPGOn Sunday we left Trinidad accompanied for a little while by the film crew of Laura and Thorsten to document the start of the figure of eight circumference of the Americas.
The sailing was perfect on the 400nm leg to Bonaire. We saw a dolphins and the green flash on the 2nd day when the sun went down. At sundown on the third evening we tried to get to the island Aves (Venezuela) but it was too dark too quickly and we had to give up just in front of the light house because there are many coral heads and no moon. We arrived in Bonaire at 1 am in the morning so we spent the rest of the time till sunrise hived by, before we moved to the inner harbour.
But when we got to the Kralendijk we couldn’t find a single free buoy and were on the verge of turning and sailing on to Curacao, because anchoring is forbidden in this coral paradise. Luckily, the very last buoy, right next to the cruise ship dock, was free.
In the immigration office we heard that all the schools here are closed due to holidays so we decided to do a clean-up on the beach of little Bonaire Island were the children had been invited to a birthday party instead. However when we got to the beach we only found a pair of shoes, a lip balm and a few plastic cups. It was nice to see about four big bins that had been provided by the STINAPA National Parks Foundation Bonaire. The STINAPA National Parks Foundation Bonaire is an NGO dedicated to the conservation of the island.
Another good thing: Here in Bonaire 30% of the islands energy is produced by wind farms.
Thanks to FICT Telecenter “Riccardo” to support us in putting this report online!

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