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Not in my garden, 5/1/14

Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
Thu, May 1, 14 at 8:53

These extremely old stairs led down to a water hole on Bonaire. Long before I was born, the local farmers took their water from the spring at the bottom and carried it up to their crops (sometimes) and their livestock (all the time).


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RE: Not in my garden, 5/1/14

  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Thu, May 1, 14 at 9:31

Oh wow! About the only way I'd try to go up--or down--those stairs is by sitting on my 'bottom' and bumping up/down! :>)

Those farmers must have been tough, strong people.


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I agree, McWheel - and most likely they treated water with care and respect.


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If we would have to do that, we would real fast change our water use.
Lilo, while you don't have to climb those stairs, you are used to watch your water consumption.


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  • Posted by Jim-1 5b Illinois (My Page) on
    Thu, May 1, 14 at 20:36

Bonaire is a part of the Dutch Antilles, along with Curacao and Aruba. Although they are in the Caribbean, they don't get the storms that plague other parts of the Caribbean. In a few places, notably Aruba, it is almost arid. Bonaire, a small island, has lots of salt flats that attract flamingos! I don't do underwater stuff anymore, but I have been told that Bonaire has some super diving sites (the island of Roatan, off the coast of Honduras, also has some great diving I have been told).


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Great photo, Jim,


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