|1630 Bonaire - Aerial view of Cai (Lac Bay),|
and its fishing village
Actually the Lac is the biggest lagoon of the Netherlands Antilles, 700 hectares (3.9km from north to south, 3km from east to west), and has two peninsulas: Cai and Sorobon. For generations Lac has been a fishing ground for local fishermen. Over-fishing has not occurred since the traditional fishing method of hand lines with hooks is used. Besides fishing, these days the fishermen who live at Cai also sell refreshments. On weekends local music groups play live music and freshly caught fried fish is sold. Through the mangrove forest the water is so clear, that can be seen reef fish, sea stars, sponges and an occasional turtle.
About the stamp
The stamp is part of a series of birds issued on January 1, 2014.
Bonaire Marine Park - UNESCO official website
Lac - Bonaire National Marine Park official website
Sent from Kralendijk (Netherlands / Bonaire), on 09.05.2015
Photo: Dos Winkel