Aves de Sotavento, Venezuela Saturday, November 7th 2009
Just had a great week at the Venezuelan Aves islands. Like last year the Aves Club, who have been going yearly for about 40 years organised the trip. This year, however we were going to the first group. (Aves de Sotavento) This group was the site of a major Dutch victory over the French fleet in 1678. The French on their way to capture Curacao where drawn into the shallow reef, where they perished. (Otherwise this blog might have been written in French). Last year i got knocked in my eye by accident and spend almost the whole week aboard the Zeelandia in "sick bay". This year, I got a whole week of diving, fishing, camping and incredibly delicious food prepared by the Aves chefs du Jour.