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- Cheers from The Dutch Caribbean
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:10:54 -0500

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Happy Holidays from the Dutch Caribbean

 

Winds have been light but I expect the Christmas trades to kick in soon. The island is bustling with holiday visitors. All is well.  This is my favorite time of year, weather wise; sunny days and cool nights. Cool is relative in the Caribbean but still, it’s refreshing and lovely.

 

I just spent a lovely albeit chilly weekend in Miami. Wow, when it’s cold there, phew. Take a look at my blog post about my stay at Metropolitan Como. I have been transiting through Bonaire to the Caribbean since 1987.  It was time to stop a little longer. I love the diversity and the Caribbean vibe.

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

More holiday weather posts to come.

 

Be well, all

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Black Friday and Bonaire
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:54:57 -0500

Bon Dia from Bonaire

 

Well, the rains came and left and the sun’s peaking out on Bonaire! I love the balmy Dec. air.

 

It’s that time of year in the US and Europe where my clients are starting to feel the chill and scrambling to book their winter holiday.

 

Black Friday sales even extend to little Bonaire. As a Bonaire based tour operator, I have always taken pride in offering the best possible deals to Bonaire. I cater to the windsurf clientele but also enjoys my esteemed dive customers. Take advantage of the last day of my Black Friday Sale by emailing me at ann at bonairecaribbean.com today.

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

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Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Aruba Earthquake
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 19:00:05 -0400

Amy, or anyone, any reports on the quake?

 

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=402584#.VC6dlbE1_BU.facebook

 

Bonaire needs rain, end of story.  My water bill for using government water to irrigate the garden is the most expensive of any season.  Windguru is predicting some for tomorrow. We shall see.

 

Check out Bonaire tourism news at http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

Pasa bon dushi wikent!

 

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Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- StormCarib
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:39:37 -0400

Dear Weather Spotter and Weather Geeks,

 

I am sending out an unsolicited request that everyone take time and whatever you can afford to donate to this awesome website. We all have reaped the rewards sharing and receiving weather input, feedback and updates. Whether you reside in the Caribbean or just love the islands, this site offers a respectable and informative service to all.

 

I donated ..please join me..

 

No weather news from Bonaire..all is calm..we need rain…

 

http://stormcarib.com/donate.htm

 

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Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- rain dance
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:28:39 -0400

It’s time for a rain dance in Bonaire. The drought has gone on too long. We have some teasing drizzle on some areas of the island. Belnem, where I live, has seen little precipitation. My water bill is quite high as I am using government water to irrigate.

Some big news for our little island. Commencing tomorrow, Delta begins a weekly Friday – Friday airlift from Atlanta. Checking airfares from Boston, Baltimore and other east coast cities, I found fares around 600!! SUPER cheap. I hope to welcome some new windsurf and dive clients soon.

 

Be well..time to head to Cape Cod for my fall sojourn. Bonaire’s too darn hot.

 

For island news and travel updates, please visit my blog!

 

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

 

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Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- drought respite
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:34:17 -0400

Greetings from Bonaire

 

I woke to a dark landscape and a light drizzle. It wasn’t a substantial amount of precipitation as there are no puddles. The air is humid and still.  There is absolutely no wind.  Praying for more rain!

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Bertha
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:26:46 -0400

Greetings from Bonaire

 

Why do I dislike the name of the current storm? Hmm..I have a foreboding feeling about this one..stay alert, everyone.

 

Weather in Bonaire remains sunny and nice with some spotty rain that does not amount to much.

 

Dreaming of a return to my fav island, Bermuda. In ’13, I took mom to our favorite property, The Reefs for her 90th and my daughter’s 21st birthdays. I submitted a photo I shot for a contest and I am now a finalist. If you are on Facebook and are so inclined, could you vote for my photo so I have a chance to win? Thanks all..I promise not to try and sell any Girl Scout Cookies or Magazines here!

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheReefsBermuda/photos/a.10152228619167341.1073741830.93530052340/10152228646512341/?type=1&theater

Pasa bon dushi wikent!

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Rain bliss
  • From: Ann <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:58:55 -0400
I am at the airport heading to curaçao for a short getaway and it's pouring 
rain ! Looking towards my house in Belnem, I can see the sun shining brightly. 
So strange!! We desperately need a good shower. Looking east towards the 
Caribbean waiting to see what comes next ! 

Pasa bon dushi dia!

Sent from my iPhone
Please excuse any typos or grammatical errors, it's Siri's fault!




- Aruba Earthquake
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:57:04 -0400

Well, not a drop of rain out of that system that passed. I just read, Aruba had an earthquake. Waiting for a report here, I hope.

 

http://www.caribjournal.com/2014/07/27/aruba-shaken-by-4-9m-earthquake/

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Where's the rain?
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:14:31 -0400

Greetings from Bonaire

 

There’s a tropical system looming nearby. Lucky Aruba got the brunt of the precipitation, here, nada! I drove north to Rincon Sunday and saw puddles about but truly, this island is parched. We need rain. My cistern is empty and I am now using government water to irrigate the plants. Winds continue to be strong as a result, dust is everywhere. I haven’t opened my windows in days to keep out the mess. I am leaving out water for the birds and bees and a few buckets for the goats that pass. Praying for rain..

 

Pasa bon dushi wikent!

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Winds and Weather and Wonderful Delights
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:07 -0400

Greetings from the Dutch Caribbean

 

The wicked winds continue making for stellar kitesurfing and windsurfing. My clients are delighted!

 

Our landscape remains parched but we did have a spot of rain Wed.  I worry about the wild donkeys but alas, they have survived many years on this island so I pray they are somehow ok.

The island is packed with holiday goers, mostly from The Netherlands. Speaking of which, flags remain at half mast in respect for the loss of those who perished on the Malaysia Air flight. Such a tragic and profound event.

Off to book some windsurf and Kite packages. Folks are already planning their 2015 holidays!

 

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http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/windsurfing.html

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Previous Post Photo Courtesy of Caribbean Weather Center
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:25:11 -0400

Greetings from hot Bonaire

 

My previous post shared a graphic courtesy of Caribbean Weather Center. Do “like” them on Facebook!

 

https://www.facebook.com/CaribbeanWeatherCenter

 

 

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- Hot Hot Hot
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:52:18 -0400

Bonaire needs rain. The landscape is parched. We have had crazy winds. Bonaire was under code yellow recently. Great for kiters and windsurfers

 

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My windsurf clients are already booking for 2015! Rampages of appreciation for their continued business. When time allows, I will be hiking the “kunuku” this month. It’s nice to be here after my Cape Cod spring!

 

Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


- wicked winds
  • From: "Ann Phelan" <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 07:10:25 -0400

Greetings from the Dutch Caribbean

 

The winds continue to howl. It’s been the windiest spring I can recall. Also, the Sahara dust is brutal. I won’t even open my windows anymore. We need rain. All is well here on Bonaire. The windsurfers and kitesurfers are happy.

 

News and info on Bonaire is posted often at http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/blog_bonaire.html

 

Pasa bon dushi wikent

 

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Ann Phelan "Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987"

www.bonairecaribbean.com

www.bonairebliss.com

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

 


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