We finally saw the elusive and hard to find frogfish during our recent trip to Bonaire. They are much smaller than I imagined and this one was bright yellow. We also saw pink and brown ones. They are really quite amazing and Bonaire is a great place to see them! Most of the locals can tell you dive sites where they tend to live.
If you have never been to Bonaire here is a little taste of the beauty above and below the sea.
It was our first Christmas home after two years of having Christmas’s on the road. Even though our time on the road had taught us to be more frugal and buy less we still found an awful lot of stuff under the tree on Christmas morning. Everyone was all smiles but there were shrieks of joy and surprise when we opened the huge surprise gift my awesome hubby gave us.
The gift was wrapped the same. There was one for each of us. We were told to open them at the same time. The kids managed to rip them open first and I knew it was something big. I saw the black book first. It was a cover for our well worn dive logs that we used on our recent Round the World adventure. When I opened it, out fell a paper detailing a trip booked for Spring Break to Bonaire, the shore diving capital of the world. Each of had a different Bonaire guide book or dive information. It was amazing.
I have never been surprised with a vacation before and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I was getting so antsy to travel that I found myself constantly planning hypothetical trips. After a year on the road we had returned to the hustle and bustle of our Kentucky lives. School, sports, and family commitments now dominated our free time and we found making the time to travel abroad getting harder and harder.
We learned from the “Big trip” that in order to make it happen you really just have to commit to the trip and make it a priority. The other commitments will work out. Sometimes it is nice to have someone do that organizing for you! What a gift! Thank you David for making the commitment for us. We are all thrilled!!!
Diving is our family’s passion. We did over 25 dives on our Round the World trip. (Read my post at 72andrising to learn about why we love diving with our kids! http://72andrising.com/scuba-diving-best-family-sport-round-world-adventure/ ) Bonaire has some of the best shore diving in the world. Meaning one can rent a truck, drive to a dive site and go in right from the beach. No boats or guides needed. I can’t wait. I’m excited and ready for advice and suggestions from all who have traveled there!!!
In the mean time, I’ll be posting from the South as I’ll probably hit several southern states before we leave!!! Merry Christmas!!
- Bonaire and Grenada (rmadventures.org)
- Dancing in Bonaire (largeself.com)
- Bonaire Marine Park needs YOUR help! (savebonairemarinepark.org)