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- Curacao and Aruba Alert
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 08:41:52 -0400
Bon Dia

Rain continues. Thankfully, all is well on Bonaire. I received a weather alert Curacao, particularly Bandabou area are receiving torrential rains. I look forward to Marcus’s report as soon as he can get online.  Here, the ground is saturated. I built my house in 2004 and have never seen this amount of rain since around that time. I am grateful for the landscape and love the feel of the raindrops on my face. Birds are singing, the sun’s peeking out and all is well. 

Enclosed is a photo of a new spot on Bonaire, The Beach. It is a great spot for lunch, cocktails and some sun time. I’d love to welcome readers of Storm Carib to Bonaire. If you mention Storm Carib, I will extend a 5-10% discount on any new bookings for 2016- 2017.

Have a dushi day

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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- The Rain in Spain, oops..Bonaire
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:30:31 -0400
Bon Tarde

Wow, what a wet day. There are massive puddles everywhere. More is expected tomorrow. I love it actually but feel bad for tourists this week. It’s hard to explain how important this rain is when someone saved all year for sun and fun. Awell, I can recall a few windsurf vacations where there was no wind and a few snowboard days planned with no snow. Hopefully they found some wonderful activities. 

I am so excited to promote Wellness Vacations on island. It’s a growing movement.  To that end, I am in the middle of a massive fitness “staycation”.  I tried a few work outs around the island. Wow, we have great instructors and so many diverse options. Check out my team of workout buddies. Imagine seaside workouts like this? Check it out




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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Fruit and rain bliss
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:46:03 -0400
It was delightful this morning to wake up to this blissful and delightful sound 
of rain on my roof.

I'm anxiously waiting for reports from  Nicaragua and Costa Rica please.

Yesterday, I procured these Scarlet beauties in my friends garden. Here in 
Borden and we call them Shimaruku. Some call them Surinam Cherries

Enjoy the day wherever you are ..

Ann

Www.bonairecaribbean.com

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- Rain again?
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:04:13 -0400
Well, according to Windguru and Caribbean Weather, we are to expect some heavy 
duty rains again here in the ABC islands. Friends in the northern part of the 
island are already seeing heavy rain but down here in Belnem, nothing. Batten 
down the hatches everyone it looks like we're having a repeat of last weekend

I have been promoting wellness and fitness vacations here on Bonaire. Recently, 
I participated in the most beautiful sunset yoga, right on the pier at Sorobon 
beach resort. Take a peek it was magical! If you are in need of some respite, 
restorative services or need to find your center again, I'd welcome you here on 
our beautiful serene island.

Nite nite

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- blog
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:48:20 -0400
Forgot to add the link, thanks for reading

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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Weather Update
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:47:13 -0400
Bon Noche from Bonaire

We have had two glorious days, light winds, puffy clouds and moderate sunshine. There have some spotty showers but nothing compared to days past.  Wind guru is predicting some heavy rains to return week’s end so I am catching up on yard work and laundry. Limbi Limbi’s (fleas), black flies and mossies make it hard to enjoy outside. Tonight, the government drove around spraying for the mossies. God knows what they are using.  It stunk to high h%$$. 

There is a bit of a swell in the sea. This morning, there were tons of small jellyfish in the sea near Windsock. By mid day, they went back out to sea. Many properties are repairing their docks after the Matthew aftermath. 

I am enjoying a semi-staycation, swimming a bit and working out twice a day. Check out my blog for news and island updates including some news on Wellness Vacations. 

Have a restful and peaceful night

Annie
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- WOW
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:53:05 -0400
Bon Noche from Bonaire

We are experiencing significant rain in Belnem. It was rainy, off and on but now, phew.  I hope we are spared the rain Aruba experienced today. The airport and many business were flooded. Hoping to receive a report soon. 


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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Dushi Rain
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 11:57:58 -0400
Good morning from Bonaire! The day started off pretty sunny but now, rumbling 
thunder is heard in the distance and there's a little bit of drizzle. I looked 
at a couple weather forecast, and all reflect rain for the next 10 days! I love 
it but the tourists won't!

Dushi in Papiamento means sweet! Have a dushi day

Ann

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- More rain
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 11:31:12 -0400
Wow, we're having more rain on Bonaire! This image is courtesy of Caribbean 
weather! I had to do some roof repair last summer and fortunately, it's holding 
up pretty good because there's no leakage in the house. The heavy rains are 
pretty intense! I love it for the garden 💚

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- Rain delight
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 09:19:56 -0400
We had the most blissful rain recently that has made my plants and garden very 
happy. In fact, there has been some flash flooding because the ground was so 
hard and dry but now, everything is back to normal.  Soon, we should see a riot 
of color with the plants and flowers blooming again.

Love the rain! 

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- Surf
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 11:33:47 -0400
This is a short report to say, that the southern part of the island presently 
is getting hammered with big surf and waves resulting in dock damage. I'm not 
on location to give accurate information, but the photos and videos that I am 
seeing on Facebook indicate down the road from my house things are pretty bad 
so definitely people should be on the alert.  I saw a video from an official 
who said that everyone should be out of the water and away from the seaside. I 
love reports from Aruba and Curaçao to see if they're experiencing the same 
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- updates
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:19:38 -0400
Bon tarde

I have received some very cool videos and updates from weather watchers around the island today. Grey skies prevail. The swell is increasing as the day turns soon to night. Some folks are using sandbags and some are boarding up windows. I took some moderate action at my home, removing wind chimes and moving some patio furniture. Divi stopped inter island service this afternoon and will resume when safe to do so. It’s so strange to see storm warnings for the Columbia coast. This is a fascinating weather system. I truly hope Matthew spares some of the more fragile islands with limited infrastructure such as Haiti. 

Be well
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- 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!!

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- 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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