Monday, January 31, 2005

The View from the Top

From time to time, for one reason or another, the door of the Willemstoren lighthouse, at the south end of Bonaire is open. Right now is one of those times. The stairs inside are in great shape, much better than those of the Spelonk Lighthouse. (which is almost always open)

The sky was pretty clear, but not clear enough to see Curacao or Venezuela. (I'm assuming that would be possible if it was clear enough - they saw both from our radio towers recently)

Here is the view looking to the East. You can tell from the sea that the trade winds are finally coming back. You can click on the picture to make it bigger.

I usually ride by here on my Saturday morning bike rides. There is an all too brief downwind leg just to the west of the lighthouse.

Here we are looking a little south of west. As you can see, this end of the island is really flat and not much above sea leval. A number of ships and boats have crashed into Bonaire over the years that I've been here.

The view pretty much due west, looking towards red slave. The friendly flamingos featured in a recent post were right where the green water to the right seems to meet the road and the sea at the horizon.Posted by Hello

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