We set off in the car to travel out of the city, up the island to some beaches that have a reputation for good snorkeling. It took about an hour to get to the first one, Playa Laguna. I sat in the shade in the car and enjoyed the breeze while the guys went snorkeling. When they returned, they were a bit disappointed with what they had seen, although the water is so clear and warm.
So we drove on to Westpunt to have lunch. I managed to get another blue lizard photo when we pulled to the side of the road to turn around. We ate at Jaanchie's Restaurant, which was quite an experience. They have a bunch of bird feeders, that they put white sugar in and the birds just flock in there to eat. Bare eyed pigeons, troupials, and lots of bananaquits. It is amazing to sit there and watch the scads of birds flying around and the noise is quite remarkable.
We then checked out Kenepa Beach, where I sat under a palapa up on the hill, as they went down to snorkel. They thought it was OK but not equal to the ones on Bonaire. Then we went a short distance down the road to a smaller beach, Little Knip, which they voted the best of the day. Lovely turquoise clear warm water.
We decided to try and explore the north shore of the island on the way back to the city. But that coast is so rugged, with high rocky cliffs, that there are no roads leading to the sea. So we gave up and joined the rush hour to get back for supper.