One day of hard graft and then the weekend off. Yippee!
Let me introduce the other volunteers. Lilly, from Tasmania. Alice, from Wales. Dan, from England (though at uni with Alice in Wales).
I bought my Snorkeling pass. Everyone has to pay $10 to use the sea here. That money goes towards any resources required to maintain the marine park. Then we went Snorkeling.
Here on Bonaire, you can pretty much step off the shore and into reef anywhere down the west coast. Amazing! I saw so many fish. Some of which I recognised from the Red Sea. Such as Goat fish, Squirrel fish, and all of the glorious Angel and Butterfly fish. Every kind of Parrot fish, Trumpet fish, Basslets, Trunkfish.
All spectacular. As was my sun burn. First day on the beach. Sun bait!
Saturday’s (new) birds:
Ruby topaz hummingbird
Red breasted blackbird – apparently very rare visitor, but I promise that’s what I saw.
In the evening we sampled some Bonaire nightlife. But it was all I could do not to doze off and topple off my bar stool.
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