Almost every day a cruise ship visits Bonaire, they are huge ships, and so is the Zr.MS. Karel Doorman which stays here for a few days. It is the biggest naval vessel the Netherlands ever bought and were in St. Maarten and Dominica to support after hurricane Irma and Maria. Two sailors did swim up to our boat and we invited them to come on board and have a beer. After they had seen our ship they didn’t understand that we sailed the whole way from Holland to Bonaire, they found it scary. Well we can wait for a good weather window to go and they just have to go even if the weather is bad. They invited us to visit them as well on the Karel Doorman, wow, yes please. After one and a halve hour we understand that the found our ship a bit small. They have everything a board, well, the normal things like a kitchen and showers but also a fitness room, a hospital, a surgery, always hot and plenty of water, wifi, well we did see it all. They will go back to Holland on the 11th for a journey of 12 days from Bonaire to the Netherlands.
On Coconut Beach the Edwin Evers Band was playing, a quite famous cover band in Holland, it was a lovely evening whit a lot of fellow sailors, a nice start of the weekend.
We are enjoying ourselves so much that we even missed the perfect weather window to go to Martinique. That’s not nice, we won’t get a better window. If we go now, well we will just be too late and end up in St. Maarten or Puerto Rico. And of course something breaks, our inverter is out of order and we need a new one. We use it for everything we have on 220V, our bread baking machine, the sewing machine, the dremel and of course very important to charge the shaver 🙂 . As we already rented a car we visit the island with Wild Bird and AriB without worrying about our inverter. We visit the National Park in the nord of the island, go diving at the salt mines in the south and visit the golf course. The island various enormous, every part is different and impressive.
Well we didn’t have our heads clear, first day we forgot our fotocamera, second day our wallet and the third day we decided that Ronald is flying to Holland to be our mule. It is quicker, more confident and cheaper to buy it in Holland and as the Christmas winds started to blow a nice window to go east is not expected anymore. So 22th of November to Holland and back with at least 50 kilos on the 28th of November. But first a lesson at the paddleboard, great fun and good for your body so maybe next year the 50 kilos are already filled in 🙂 .