• The first thing you see in Bonaire: a freaking PINK airport. Love it! [EHG]

  • Erica likes the cigarette advert at BON airport [MJC]

  • Arrival lunch on the water at Buenos Aires Restaurant. But how could they be out of fish?? [EHG]

  • The Bonaire Fun Apartments - Albequerque comes to the Caribbean!

  • Steps up to the Fun rooftop deck.

  • The Fun cat is delighted to make friends with Sabina's twin stuffed cat [EHG]

  • Tropical fruit goodness on Sandra's porch [MPR]

  • Front porch at the Tropicana apartments [MPR]

  • Meera and Kevin's porch at the Tropicana [MPR]

  • Tropicana's most-excellent outdoor seating area [MPR]

  • One of the local box juice brands and its winning, ever-repeatable name [MPR]

  • After a few misfires, a good papaya is had.

  • Breezy evening on the Fun rooftop, complete with Amstel and ElDorado Rum

  • The chef chills out on the roof after creating a miraculous meal for the gang

  • Erica interviews Jan Batens, plant manager for Bonaire's new Biodiesel power generation facility

  • One of Bonaire's 13 new wind turbines is prepared for assembly

  • Only the bottom section of Tower 12 was up when we visited Monday. By Friday, we could see from the northern part of the island that all 12 towers were upright.

  • This demonstration turbine has been running since 2007 near Sorobon

  • Jan opened the tower for us to see the mechanics inside

  • We noted the tower was producing 84kw of electricity but that output varied by the minute as the breeze fluctuated, highlighting one of the practical difficulties of relying on wind power

  • Trenches are being dug around the island to deliver electrical service on new underground cables.

    • The pier at Dive Friends [MPR]

    • Bonaire's northwest coast is a solid string of shore-access dive sites [EHG]

    • Something akin to a People Magazine shot

    • AquaBath

    • Arrived in Bonaire unable to swim; left Bonaire having started his scuba certification. Go Kevin! [MPR]

    • At the 'Jeff Davis Memorial' dive site

    • Sandra and Sabina enjoy a rare sandy spot on Bonaire's coastline [MPR]

    • "I could SO dive here..." [MPR]