Friday, January 29, 2010

Bon Bini

Time again to say goodbye to Bonaire, our time here grows short. We leave the island with many new wonderful memories and a few new good friends! Tomorrow it's back to reality and back to winter!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Close Up

What some people won't do to get that close shot...My favorite photographer using the underwater point n' shoot gets in where the action is!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Historic Bonaire

One of Bonaire's iconic images, the slave hut. Housing for the salt raking slaves of Bonaire's colonial past are preserved as a part of the islands history.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wet n' Wild

An afternoon drive to Bonaire's windward shore always inspires awe, the true power of the crashing surf is impossible to capture in a photo. The combination of a jagged ironshore and the sheer ocean energy would most certainly make for a deadly landing.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Afternoon Shadows

The afternoon sun can be rather intense at this latitude. A little shade is always welcome during an afternoon stroll in town.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bonaire Greetings

It's not very often that we get shots of the two of us together! From high above Bonaire's popular shore diving site, (1,000 Steps) we send greetings to family and friends.

Today's AFC Championship game is huge for us downtrodden JETS fans and I plan to spend a good bit of this glorious summer like day in front of a small TV screen in our condo!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lac Bay

In recent years Bonaire's Lac Bay has become a world class windsurfing destination. The constant strong winds and a large shallow protected bay make the site ideal for both novice and experienced fans.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunset Table Bonaire

Back in Bonaire where the dinning can sometimes rival the diving! Posting images from the island can be sporadic, photos are right out of the camera as our laptop does not have photoshop.

Friday, January 15, 2010

12°10'N 68°17'W

Random Shots is headed south for a mid-winter dip into the Bonaire Marine Park. Photo postings will be at the whim of an erratic and undependable island based internet provider. The sunshine and marine life however, promise to keep a constant smile on my face!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Deep in Thought

Just lying around thinking about sunnier and warmer places on the planet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Bitter cold is keeping this photographer in front of the computer searching through recent files. This Proud Grandpa Series shot is from the set when little Oliver makes a fascinating discovery about dandelions. A similar shot was posted late in the fall, a very cute moment for sure!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Game Over

With a look of surprise, the expression says it all. The Bengals of Cincinnati were on the short end of the 24-14 score following Saturday's NFL playoff game against the JETS.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Wild Card Weekend

"Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers." ~Merle Kessler
Jets fans are the NFL's long suffering version of self-abusers. Enduring over 40 years of "waiting until next year" Jets fans eagerly and enthusiastically allow themselves to be setup for disappointment. After a whirlwind season of missed opportunity (five defeats came on the last play of the game) the Jets have made it into the playoffs. Will it be another "one and done"? Stay tuned....

Friday, January 08, 2010

Thursday, January 07, 2010

On My Radar

The bitter Long Island cold has me thinking once again about Caribbean sunsets and warm water diving. Soon we shall make our winter escape to our favorite slice of the Netherlands Antilles where the temperatures rejuvenate the spirit.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Quiet After The Storm

There is a real country feeling in the stillness and quiet that follows a snowstorm. The time before the shovel and the snowblower is winter's peaceful gift. It's the scraping of the snowplow that jars me back to reality.

Monday, January 04, 2010


Frigid temperatures and high winds make for a nasty combination. Time to hunker down with a mug of steamy hot chocolate!

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Looks like the Department of Signs is at it again. This sign, at the edge of the Great South Bay, raises many questions for me. I'm confident, however, that the "sign people" will get little resistance until early Spring!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

The Quiet

Something peaceful about the passing of the holiday season. Trips to the mall are less rushed, traffic around town is more polite and the looming sense of deadlines is not as urgent. So it's not a bad idea to enjoy a less stressful pace and marvel at natures cold weather show.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

Geez...looks like I'll just have to go home and watch the Bowl Games! Wishes for a happy and healthy 2010!