We stopped at a spot reputed to be great for snorkeling, Wayaka II. We brought our snorkeling gear, but I forgot my underwater camera. Total shame because the fish here swam right up to us. They know no fear of humans. The coral was in bad shape, though. But the fish were so fantastic I wanted to return again with my camera. When we returned to the trucks, there were iguanas everywhere. There were several seeking shade under the trucks and they hurried out when we opened the doors.
I looked up and there they were, too.
It was starting to feel a bit like an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Some of them came up to us as if they expected to be fed. Maybe tourists feed them?
But when Dave tried to give one some of Sally’s granola, it shied away. It didn’t go far; just made sure it stayed out of reach. But when Dave dropped the food, the iguana didn’t appear to see it.
Not unique to Bonaire, but still a cool sign. First one of these I ever saw was in Key West, Florida. I wonder how they choose which places to post. Seeing the Galapagos on there… Inspiration, Dave?
Finally, we were getting down to business. These six liqueurs are made with the tastes of different islands. Upon arrival, they gave us free tastings of the Cadushy of Bonaire liqueur. Very yummy.
The tour isn’t much of a tour. This is the entire distillery. Somehow they make 200 to 500 bottles a day with it.
The process was explained to us and we were shown samples of the ingredients. I still can’t imagine making vodka or liqueurs out of them. But the cactus grows in abundance on the island and they figured out how to put it to good use. I sure wouldn’t want to be the one harvesting it. Kadushy cactus is very prickly!