Bonaire to Klein Bonaire Swim Party

Mark & Sue Owen
Sun 3 Aug 2014 15:59

We signed up for the cruisers’ swim party, organised by Martin & Ellen on sv Acapella, as a fitting end to our stay on Bonaire.  This involved swimming the 1.3 nm from Bonaire over to the small island to the west of Bonaire suitably named Klein Bonaire, followed by a Pot Luck picnic on the beach.


All those swimming had a balloon tied around our waist so that we could be easily spotted, and were ‘accompanied’ by a number dinghies for safety purposes.  We all gathered at the Eden Beach Hotel dinghy dock, then the swimmers donned mask, snorkel and fins and set off.  We knew there would be a strong adverse current as we approached Klein Bonaire, but hadn’t bargained on the many jelly fish that had decided to join us on the day.  Deep joy! We arrived over an hour and a half later more than ready for the congratulatory glass of champagne on offer from the welcoming committee.  A great adventure and a really enjoyable social time.