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December 29, 2022 – Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherland Antilles – Cloudy – Showers – 70s

A bit of a gloomy day in the capitol of Bonaire.

We got off the ship to check out the downtown area, which was very close to the ship. There was a spa in a building right next to the pier.  The last time we were here, it appeared closed.  It was open today and she wanted $75 dollars for a hour session, which is higher than US prices.  Inflation has come to the ABC Islands.

I may not have gotten pampered, but I did get a winner of shot of Edge docked (now gracing my computer screen).  

While on our walk through the town, we ran into a tropical shower.  We got a little wet but it cooled off the area.  There’s isn’t much to see in Kralendijk so we went back to the ship.  On the way, we stopped at Karel’s Bar along the water.  They had no Local beer so I settled for a $6 mini beer 

and a view of Edge at the pier.  

It was pleasant hanging out at the bar – again, no one is eager to shoo customers away. 

As we made our way back to the ship, we saw Dutch like buildings 

as well as some kind of fortification complete with canons and a lighthouse. 

After lunch, the Solarium proved to be a perfect spot to hang out.  And also a good spot to take in most of Bonaire.

The day may have been a bit gray and wet but the weather improved and the sail away was under clear skies.

Tonight’s headliner is Vinnie Grosso, magician comedian.  

Magicians and jugglers are not our favorite acts but we did stay for the show.  He did have some interesting twists on some old tricks (including the rope trick).  At least he didn’t have the booming music and lights other magicians used to build up their act.

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