Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kralendijk's Fort Orange

Kralendijk's Fort Orange, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Fort in Bonaire, built in 1639, has 4 cannons from 1808-1812.

For the history of Bonaire, click here!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Historical Bonaire

bonaire history, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The lighthouse and abandoned historical buildings are just a few places to see on Bonaire.


Fish Eye View

under the boat, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

As we enter the water, I wait for my husband.

Is this how we look to the fish?


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lac Bay, Bonaire

Lac Bay, Bonaire, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Great fun watching the windsurfers in Lac Bay. The area is on the windy side of the island, but the water is protected by the reef. So they have the wind but no waves.

Still no Photoshop, not until I get home. This is from the Canon G9 in its underwater housing.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

spotted eagle ray

spotted eagle ray, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

In the shallows of Bonaire. I love how the rays seem to just appear from the sandy bottom. They "fly" like birds, so graceful and free.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

divers over sand

divers over sand, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Just playing around Bonaire!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bonaire Flamingo

Bonaire is warm and sunny and best of all, the nature and wildlife is spectacular.
The best sights are underwater and those photos will be posted in a few days.
This photo was posted straight from the camera since I do not have Photoshop on this new little laptop.
The flamingo is a common site on Bonaire and there is even a flamingo sanctuary.
Hope you all are having nice weather on Long Island too!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Flying to warmer weather

above the clouds, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Yes, it's that time of year again. I just have to get away to some warmer weather!
It's back to sunny, tropical Bonaire, a desert island really,
my favorite scuba-diving location.
Stay tuned for Bonaire photos!
You can see my previous photos in a slideshow here. Just click!
I'm not taking a lot of camera equipment this time due to all the airline weight restrictions,
so my photos will have to be more "creative" and less technical.
Hope you enjoy Long Island while I'm gone!
You can still keep in touch by email and comments!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Ancestry Hair

willard m scott's hair, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

This is my mother-in-laws father, Willard Moore Scott born 1898 in Delaware.
Willard may be about 5 or 6 in this photo. He still had long curls which was the style at that time. A recent visit to my in-laws, discussing the family history, produced this out of the attic.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

before the snowplow

before the snowplow, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

More snow!
Long Island usually doesn't get so much snow, this early in the winter.