There is almost always a steady breeze in the Caribbean. However, as I mentioned in a previous post, the hurricanes north of us disrupted the normal wind patterns and created windless days. When that happens, you really notice the heat and humidity. One afternoon on just such a day, our group of cruising buddies agreed that the best way to escape the glare of the sun and the oppressive heat was to jump in the water and hide under the bow of one of the catamarans. So we all congregated beneath the bow of Kattami. We brought lots of floatie devices, but something was missing - there was no bar access! Kattami has a tiny wooden dinghy that would serve perfectly as a makeshift drinks platform. We stocked her up and the party got underway. Even though we were floating in the ocean, it reminded me of the many swimming pool parties we had when we were in our 20’s. As a result, the gathering was dubbed “The Pool Party”. As the sun started to set and we were able to venture out from under Kattami’s bow, the party migrated to the stern of Panache. I got the appies going and the gang partied on until dark. See the video below.
Sean instructed us in the fine art of back flips. See video below
I’m not sure if the Dutch are universally keen on water polo, but they sure seem to be on Bonaire. Various teams practiced 6 days a week right in front of Panache. It was a treat to watch them. See the video below.
We had been having some trouble with our water maker, so Sean and I contacted the manufacturer and he diagnosed the problem over the phone. The only issue was that we had to completely remove and dismantle the unit, right down to the piston rings (which were ultimately the problem). It was a big job, but we got through it and, miraculously, the water maker works perfectly! See photos.
Next week – Bonaire Day celebrations and island tour.