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- rainy drizzle and an eclipse
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:29:04 +0000
Bon Dia Bon Siman

My 12 year old neighbor and I were outside watching the sky. We anticipate the partial eclipse at 2:15 AST. Unfortunately, it’s rainy and cloudy.  We have a little less than an hour so perhaps the sky will clear.   For now, watching the eclipse coverage on CNN is pretty darn cool.

On a sunnier day, Bachelor Beach, a minutes walk from my home

Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss


- nada aki
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:35:52 +0000
Bon Dia

Nothing here to report. No wind, extremely muggy and no rain.  The air is very still. I read the reports from SVD and BGI. Wow, incredible rain.  We have a few more months to watch and be alert. 

My daughter called from Cape Cod. The iconic Beachcomber in Wellfleet had a weather event. Due to over 8” of torrential rains, their dune was washed away along with a car. Incredible weather event on the south coast of MA, last night. 

My new friend Kuma Movie came over to pick up some windsurf gear from me yesterday. He loved my outdoor shower and took a nice snap.  I love my outdoor shower. 

Cheers all

Be well

Annie on Bonaire, over and out

Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss


- hurray rain
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:36:56 +0000
Good Morning, 

A friend in Barbados wrote that it’s quite stormy and they lost current. Here on Bonaire, it’s been pouring rain for 10 minutes. Super excited for some rain for the donkeys and gardens. Watching east to see what transpires. 

Stay well


Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss


- watching east
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:17:09 +0000
Bon Tarde from Bonaire

The winds are light and every now and  again, they squirrel into a slight wind reversal. Yesterday, the waves/swell on by Windsock Beach area was definitely building. Today, as yesterday, blistering hot. 

Watching to the east, I hope the islands are spared any significant damage and as always, hoping for some lovely rain for all. 

My gardener brought over some lovely guineps. My own tree never yields a crop thanks to my lovely parrots and birds. Guineps are THE funnest fruit ever.


Have a lovely day 

Annie

Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss


- Sunday Funday
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:14:22 +0000
Bon Noche,

The highlight of my weekend was watching the meteor showers last night. My friend and I started gazing around 9:30 but had no luck. I live near the airport plus have two outdoor LED auto lights so it was a bit hard to see anything. Around 1:30 AM, I woke and went out again. This time I saw two long and bright beautiful streaks fly through the sky. It was magnificent. 

Last Thur. we had a good dose of torrential rains. Since then, light winds and hot days.  The feel like temp today was 98.  I took the day for some solitude. My plan was to head over to Lac Cai, a popular Sunday spot I had frequented when I first moved to Bonaire in 2003. It was really quiet today which was great. I saw lots of flamingos along the way. 

Lots of weather happening, keep the faith. Praying for nice rains and gentle tropical weather. Globally, so much negativity prevails. Hopefully, weather news is more positive




Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss


- Weather
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:04:54 +0000
Rainy day on Bonaire!! We needed it! I spoke to Rob at www.crownweather.com and 
he shared, the present system will pass into the Bay of Campeche. Hoping for 
safe passage for all !!

Annie

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- rain bliss
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:05:00 +0000
We had a blissful rain on Bonaire. It’s such a big deal to everyone on island when the rain comes. It’s so infrequent on our dry island.  I used to live  on Antigua where most had cisterns collecting rain under their gallery. I often wish I had one installed when I built my house. I am one if the few that collects rain water from the roof to use to water the garden.  Let’s see what the remainder of the tropical season reveals. 

I am super excited to launch my new business venture, Spectrum Adventure Vacations. I am creating vacations for young and older adults on the spectrum.   The emphasis is on Discover Diving. Bonaire’s pristine reefs are some of the healthiest in the Caribbean.  I am partnering with VIP Diving to create individual vacations for individuals and families.  

Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss


- Bonaire Update
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 11:10:00 +0000
Good Morning

I woke around 2:30 AM to a light drizzle. It lasted for about 30 minutes. Now, gentle breezes prevail. Yesterday was kite and windsurf heaven. Watching to the east and I see the track brings the newest system away from any direct hit. Hoping for some nice rain bands for you all, over on that side of our ocean. 

I am busy launching a new product for people on the Autism Spectrum. Take a peak. 


Have a lovely day in paradise

Ann Phelan
Www.bonairecaribbean.com
Www.bonairebliss.com
Instagram: bonairecaribbean

- Sunday News
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:44:52 +0000
Bon Dia Tur Hende

Good morning everyone

The humidity is quite high after some intermittent rain showers. The sky is grey and winds are light. 

There seems to be a blog passing to our north creating this weather pattern. I wish we’d get another dumping of rain. 

Lots of culture and events all weekend on Bonaire. The island is jam packed with dive tourists. 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Take a peak at this cool video my VIP client sent me. Diver’s bliss on Bonaire


And this little guy has been visiting me lately



- Weather Update
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:52:13 +0000
Bon Dia from Bonaire

I am waiting for the rain that the local weather forecasters and www.windguru.cz are predicting.  The strong winds have dissipated and the sunny sky has turned cloudy.   We need some rain. I desperately miss the rainy season.

Here is a photo from yesterday. It was a glorious beach day. 

Ann Phelan
Www.bonairecaribbean.com
Www.bonairebliss.com
Twitter: bonairebliss
Instagram: bonairecaribbean


- We need rain
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:40:10 +0000
Well, we definitely need some rain down here in Bonaire. The landscape is 
parched. All of the foliage and vegetation in my yard really could use a good 
drink of water. It looks like there might be some weather tomorrow afternoon 
and Thursday so I will keep you all posted. It seems like there's some system 
passing by Trinadad so it looks like a repeat of Bret!

Rest well!

Ann Phelan

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- Storm Update
  • By ann phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:47 +0000
Bonaire was spared significant storm damage. I have heard that a few roofs were 
lost.  In the Sorobon area, there was some  damage to small structures but 
otherwise the island seem to do OK. They were scattered power outages a little 
bit of rain and quite a bit of wind. 

Be well!

Www.bonairecaribbean.com

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- Oil spill
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 16:38:27 -0400
Bonaire's east coast has been littered with sticky tar thought to be from the 
recent oil spill in Trinadad. Junior Rangers and STINAPA had a beach clean up 
today. 

Photo courtesy of Julia Martinus 

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- wicked wind
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 05 May 2017 22:33:59 -0400
Photo Courtesy of Jibe City

The winds are cranking still. My TX windsurf group left last week but boy, were they happy. They had blistered hands, tans and sunburns but most of all, happy windsurf memories. We had a bit of rain the 30th but nothing since. I am back to filling my cistern with government water for the irrigation system. 

My friend and his wife just departed and left me with a few Lionfish filets. Such a tasty fish but oh so bony. 

Not much else to report.  Come on over to windsurf, it’s great.




Please reply to all as I utilize two email accounts

Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- Spring has Sprung
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:42:05 -0400
Bon Dia from Bonaire

It’s been a long time since I posted. We had lovely weather most of the late winter and spring with decent wind for the sailors, some good vis for the divers and rain, here and there. Our lovely Kirbahacha bushes are in bloom thanks to some heavy rain that descended earlier this week. Cruise ship season winds down as well. 

I am gearing up for some yard work which keeps me happy.  I am hoping our rainy spell continues a bit as it’s much nicer than the previous years long drought we experienced. 

I love ready about the weather news of others in the neighboring islands. Keep up the weather chat.

Super excited for Wellness Week, April 30. The Ruiz Brothers (Four Agreements) are on island May 2-3. Take a peak if you are interested. I’d love to welcome my fellow Caribbean neighbors who follow the Toltec Wisdom. 


Have a super day!
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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



- rain sun fun
  • By Ann Phelan <ann at bonairecaribbean.com>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:34:39 -0500
Phew, the holidays are over. What a complete whirlwind time. My clean eating went down hill as I enjoyed dining at a new Turkish hotspot as well as my fav Italian spot, Capriccio’s. I also love Blue Garden for the best Caiparinha.  As a Social Concierge, I do have to try these new hot spots so I am sure to refer my guests to the best.

For the past two months, rains have been intermittent. Over Christmas, we had a few full days of showers. The rains held back for New Years Eve and as usual, the island was treated to the most amazing fireworks displays, island wide. 

The trades are blowing and tourists are flocking to the sea for above and below water adventure. I love my job so much. I head into my 30th year as a travel professional.

Take a peak at my favorite new hot spot, The Beach.  You may read more about it on http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/home/bonaire-bliss-weblog/

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Ann Phelan

Skype: caribchakita
Twitter: bonairebliss



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