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Snorkeling up the Island

March 5

With a very relaxed start, we set off to drive up the island to Kas Abou, a rather isolated beach which is privately owned. We paid the admittance fee and the men went snorkeling and I sat on the beach in the shade reading, until it started to sprinkle rain. They got back soon after I returned to the car and we went off to Porto Marie, another nice little beach. We had lunch at the beachside restaurant before going in the water. Yes, I had a swim there while the men were snorkeling. The water is so nice and clean and warm. And they had showers so you could wash the salt off when you were done swimming - what luxury!

Pretty empty beach at Kas Abou

Pretty empty beach at Kas Abou

Lunch at Porto Marie

Lunch at Porto Marie

Beach at Porto Marie was very full

Beach at Porto Marie was very full


It started to rain there as well as we were leaving - lots of little sharp showers happening every day it seems. While driving around the countryside, we have seen these little old cottages, that are often still in use. Upon doing research on these "kunuku" houses, I found they were built by the black slaves after emancipation and have some of the same characteristics as traditional African houses.We drove back towards the city and went into an area called Sint Michiel to have a look at a house that's for sale. I had found this one during my customary real estate search and so we went to see what the area was like. Nice looking house, but very close to the neighbours on all sides, and not much yard. Just a fun way to look at a new area.

House for sale

House for sale

Kunuku house

Kunuku house


We stopped at a new to us supermarket on the way home, to get the ingredients for the shrimp (prawns) curry Rob wanted to make. By the time we got home, the full moon was rising. Just beautiful!

Full moon rising across the bay

Full moon rising across the bay

Posted by katdill 18:03 Archived in Curaçao

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