Bonaire, July 2008 by Barrett and Peggy Walker

Three Atlanta couples windsurf Bonaire. The island is in the trade wind belt of the Caribbean. When Atlanta is in the early-summer doldrums, Bonaire has steady 15 to 25 mph winds. This is a great place for families, and learning to windsurf in warm, sh

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Atlanta windsurfers - Barrett, Greta, Maria, Ray, Albert, and Peggy
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Aerial photo of Lac Bay in the SE of Bonaire. The Bay has an onshore breeze & clear shallow...
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Flamingos among the mangroves in Lac Bay
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Beach scene, Albert switching sails in the foreground. Two shops rent rigged gear on the water.
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Greta & Albert with baby Nayra. Bonaire is family-friendly.
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Peggy & Barrett tandem windsurfing in the steady trade wind
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Maria finds snorkeling Lac Bay's coral reef a great alternative to windsurfing
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Green sea turtles are often seen when windsurfing in the deeper part of Lac Bay
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Irving & Barrett on 5.0 meter sails during tropical storm. (photo by Greta.)
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Albert & Ray
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Greta completed a 3 day learn-to-windsurf clinic with Petra
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Albert sailing with wife, Greta
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Albert cruising Lac Bay
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Ray cruising
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It doesn't get any better than this !!!
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Barrett demonstrating the classic hand drag
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Demonstration windmill to be followed by 8 more, as Bonaire begins converting from petroleum to...
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Girls just wana' have fun
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Peggy showering after windsurfing. Bonaire has safe-to-drink, desalinated water.
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Sunset over the Caribbean Sea
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Barrett & Peggy enjoying the sunset at outdoor café