Friday, November 30, 2007

Young Frigate

The underbrush and low trees on Isla Genovesa were teeming with new life during our visit. In this shot a very young frigate bird speaks his or her mind. Note the adult female off in the distance...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Red Footed Family

Red Footed Booby and offspring...During our visit to the Galapagos island of Genovesa Spring mating season was in full swing. Many eggs had hatched!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Galapagos Afternoon

The Bahia Darwin lies in what was the center of a very large vocano on the Island of Genovesa. Click on the image to get the perspective with the dingy close to shore.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Local Tourist

And why not?...The real attraction here is the Inca stone construction. The size and location are of these building blocks is impressive enough, the tightness of the joints (without any type of mortar) is worth a photograph or two!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Strutting His Stuff

The Dancing Booby..ends his mating dance with a little show that ends with his whistling a (apparently) sexy song. Hey...seems to work for him!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Girls of Peru

In the larger cities is seems as though traditional dress is mainly worn for the tourists
attention, the opposite is true in the rural countryside of Peru. These young girls were the real deal proudly wearing the colors that identify the region of the country where they live.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007


We shared the pool at our hotel in Galapagos with the local wildlife. This Great Blue Heron was enjoying the hot tub as well during our stay!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Dance With Me Baby

Blue Footed Boobies in a mating ritual dance...the male will dance for his partner followed by a posture that features whistling. They really put on quite a show! North Seymore Island, the Galapagos...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stones of Sacsayhuaman

Click on this shot to get the best perspective in it's large view. The people in this shot give you an idea of the size of these ancient Inca building stones. How they were brought to this high elevation is a question to ponder. Perhaps the most impressive aspect for me is that these stones are joined so tightly that a credit card can not be inserting in any of the joints. This was all done without any mortar or cement. And...word has it that the Inca did not have any Labor Unions!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Images from Peru

So many pictures, so little time with only one week between Peru/Galapagos and Bonaire. Lots of photos to go through and process, this is from the Inca site Sacsayhuaman above Cusco.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Windward Side of Bonaire

On a very calm day...The energy of the open ocean can always be felt on the "other" side of the island. On this day it was unusually calm and without the spray of thundering surf.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lac Cai

The north side of Lac Bay is a weekend haven for local Bonaireans. Working fishing boats frame a very pretty view of the calm bay... (Best seen in the larger version, CLICK on the image to see)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sunset at Karel's Bar

One of Bonaire's more popular spots to watch a sunset, Karel's Bar/Pier attracts a truely international crowd of appreciative viewers! Fun spot along the downtown waterfront...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Once a week the island is invaded by thousands of sun burned people with very loud shirts. For several hours there is a huge demand for snorkel vests and rental fins. Peace and quiet return as the setting sun and the cruise ship disappear into the horizon. The ultimate definition of "Day Trippers"...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bonaire Icon

Red Slave Huts...Historical navigation marker and slave huts, restored remnants from a dark part of this Dutch island's salt producing history. (click on image for best view)

Monday, November 12, 2007


We have actually lost count of the number of trips that we have made to this paradise for scuba divers. At this point Bonaire feels much like a second home where we are surrounded with familiar friendly faces and colorful wainting fish of all shapes and sizes.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Shore Exit

Fellow divers exit in front of the beach at Harbor Village. There is a nice wreck in 40 feet of water just in front of the resort. Easy Dive....:-)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Salt Pans

Salt and more salt...still a major industry here in Bonaire, salt is dried from the sea and stock piled until the ships arrive. Creating the only mountains in Bonaire these storage areas are quite high and create a dynamic landscape. And by the way...the diving here is as beautiful as ever!