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- TS Matthew Update
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:30:54 -0400
Bon Noche,

The sunset was lovely on island. Friends are boarding up their homes. This level of preparedness on Bonaire is highly unusual.  Folks are scrambling for diesel for their generators. Power outages have occurred all day. I suspect internet will go off as well. The landscape is parched so I am certain, we will see some flash flooding. Be safe everyone!


Ayo
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- the calm before
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:54:54 -0400
Thanks everyone for the updates. What a great community.  Speaking of which, please everyone, do what you can to support our page. Please consider making a donation to Storm Carib! I do each year and will on payday, this week !

It’s sunny and hot on dushi Bonaire. According to the tool on Storm Carib, tomorrow night will be rocking and rolling.

I am worried about the strong potential of this storm for islands such as Jamaica and Haiti. I won’t be all doom and gloom. Prepare and see what happens. 



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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Omar Repeat?
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:42:14 -0400
Bon Dia Bon Siman

Well, folks around are mentioning the name “Omar”. Yes, in 08 we had a visit by this weather system and it wrecked havoc on Bonaire. There was extensive damage to our beautiful coral gardens and many docks and waterfront properties were impacted. Folks down here are not accustomed to wind and big weather. We will start to batten down the hatches. Some nice rain is welcome. That’s all please.

The calm before the storm

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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- no news on the weather front
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:09:31 -0400
Bon Tarde from Bonaire

Not much to report weather-wise. Dry weather prevails. The wind has ramped up. This is the second consecutive summer we have enjoyed super delightful wind in Aug. Windsurfers and kiters are enjoying some fabulous conditions. I continue to provide water for the donkeys and feed them as well. There is little green in the “kunuku” for this lovely wild creatures. 

It also seems with some weather perculating in the tropics, some are seeing rain. I was wowed by the videos in SXM. 

Be prepared. Sept. is usually our active month

Back to planning Wellness Vacations on Bonaire. Our first event in our initiative is Taste of Bonaire Wellness Edition, Nov. 19th. Vendors will spotlight healthy food, activities and restorative services. 

For more info and updates on Bonaire, take a peak at my blog




Photo Courtesy of Delno Tromp
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Guinep Season
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:35:49 -0400
Bon Tarde from the Dutch Caribbean

Wind’s back with a vengeance. No rain in sight. My windsurf clients are very happy. We typically don’t see this kind of wind in Aug. but the lack of tropical systems is likely the reason. Also, Sr. El Niño.  I keep hearing predictions of a very rainy Oct. - Feb. One can hope. 

Are any of the islands in the Eastern Caribbean seeing such drought?

I scored some delish guineps from Rose Inn today in Rincon. The Lora’s ate all of mine. 


So excited to unveil Wellness Vacations on Bonaire soon. We have a myriad of incredible professionals in areas of restorative therapies and activities such as Reiki, Pilates, Body Balance, Reflexology and yoga. Stay tuned for details to come.

Ayo from Bonaire


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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- drought update
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 21:24:34 -0400
Bon Noche from the Dutch Caribbean

I was looking at old photos and saw a few from the early 2000’s at my house here on Bonaire. I cannot believe how much grass we used to have in our yard. For the past few years, I have not had to weed wack at all in fact I cannot even recall where my weed wacker is! The drought is serious. Our landscape is parched. In turn. My water bill has tripled as I rely on it to water the plants.

I hope El Niña brings some rain soon. 

Here is a photo from Sorobon where I had a lovely 3 day “staycation”

Nite nite

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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- rain!
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:12:38 -0400
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We had lovely rain today on Bonaire. SO needed, so appreciated. More please, more. The drought has been horrendous. 

Time to start planning for the coral spawn. If you dive, please consider coming for this amazing fall event. Check out www.bonairebliss.com for the amazing details. 



Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- sprinkles and nada mas
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2016 14:52:24 -0400
Bon tarde,

Well, we decided to paint the roof today. Mind you, we have had hardly any rain for many months. Today, we’ve had intermittent sprinkles, mainly to the south. It’s not really amounting to anything but annoying all of us, trying to get the roof finished. I am painting it KLM blue again. I probably should have approached KLM to sponsor me given the fact my roof is the closest to the arrival runway :)

Hope everyone is having a blissful day in the Caribbean!
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- drought continues
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:01:06 -0400
Bon Noche

The drought prevails on Bonaire. We had a brief period of rain that washed away some dust but the landscape remains parched. I put of a massive tub of water daily and it’s empty within hours. Our donkeys are suffering no doubt. I also noticed the goats are very thin. There is no vegetation for them to feed. Walking up Sera Largu I could not believe how dry the island is…there is absolutely no green in the “kunuku”….even the cactus is brown. 

Praying for rain…
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Weird weather
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 15:23:24 -0400
Super weird day! Spotty sprinkles, very humid, lots of clouds. Praying for 
rain!!

Sent from my iPhone



- rain please
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 09 May 2016 20:17:05 -0400
We need rain. There was a bit in January and two weeks ago, a drizzle. The landscape is parched. Enough is enough, Mother Nature. The sky has been grey and light winds prevail.  A very light sprinkle lasted 5 seconds this afternoon. It seems as if Sahara Dust is pretty strong as well. 

Crowds are light after King’s Day.  Not much else to report. Send some rain our way….

For Bonaire news and updates



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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



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