|Radio Netherlands shortwave
||Interesting rock formation!
|Our tour group, in front of a
100 year old house
||Almost a postcard pic - look at
the color of the water!
|"1000 steps", it was a lot of
steps cut in the rock.
|I got a kick out of this sign!!!
||The governor's house.
|Its cacti! I did test the
prickers - they ARE sharp!
||We saw lots of these "skinks"
around - check
the video out!
|Maria, our tour guide showing us
a fruit tree
||We saw a few of these - fences,
made out of cacti! Good deterrant!
|They call this the Tourist Tree,
because it is red (burned), and its skin flakes off!
||The thriving metropolis...
This is the Bonaire headquarters of Trans World Radio.
Our tour did not include this. After finishing the tour, I
realized I used to listen to this shortwave radio station
back in the late 70s, early 80s. I recall them saying they
were in Bonaire, Netherland Antilles... and then it clicked -
I was THERE! I was able to secure a ride to the station
by a nice tour information guide. There was only one car
here, but thankfully a man answered the door, and showed
me through! They used to produce all their shows here,
|Always wanted to take a pic in
an european payphone cage!
||but now it is all done in other
places, and sent here via the internet.
|They had pictures of the way it
used to be back in the 50s and 60s.
||This fine man, who moved here
from the US in the 60s showed me through.
|The local tour information guide
was kind enough to
take me himself to the Trans World Radio building.
|In the evening, we heard this
chanting, "Move that boat!"
Turned out to be this boat next to us! heh. Here's a little clip.