Cruising in Panama
Aboard The Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
7 night Southern Caribbean Cruise

 

Kralendijk, Bonaire was our last port of call. It means Coral Reef and again there are many examples of Dutch architecture here, but it is small enough that the highlights can be seen a very short time. The island is 24 miles long and 7 miles wide with 15,000 inhabitants.

Of special interest are two things, the Flamingos and the Donkeys. Bonaire is one of the four places in the world where flamingo colonies breed. In fact they outnumber humans here. There are two places to see them, the Cargill Flamingo Sanctuary in the south and the Goto Lake in the north.

Donkey Paradise Safari Park is a sanctuary for donkeys. They were brought here in the 17th century to transport water, salt and the Spaniards. Nowadays they do not have much to do but entertain the tourists. A foundation was set up to help these animals live out their lives in safety, peace and good health. All the help is volunteer help and it is their passion that is keeping this alive – as well as donations. It costs just 10.00 to feed one donkey for 2 weeks. http://www.donkeysanctuary.org/donkeycam.html
 

 

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