Curacao Manor Resort
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... on the other side of the beach there was deeper water and thats where people were scuba diving. The bottles of Amstel from the bar were the equivalent of 50p. Anna and I had found our paradise.
we spent the most amazing day there, it never got really busy and it felt like it was a private resort. when it was time to see if Leon was going to return for us or leave us there after taking our money, there were ...
After a rough night at sea, we landed in curaçao at two pm our time 7pm English time. Right now we are sat in a Dutch style bar about to eat! I am taking full advantage of the free wifi lol. It has rained at this stop today but it is still lovely and hot and the rain almost a relief. This place is truly gorgeous, the buildings are all colonial style, brightly coloured and interesting. The people are multilingual, speaking ...
... s imitation.
The Hato caves were very interesting. LOTS of steps though. 49 up to the enterance, and many more once you're inside. The caves were used by escaped slaves, to hide from the plantation owners. Plenty of fresh water, but they still had to sneak out after dark to steal food to survive.. Had a snack of local fried pies while at the caves. Very good. Mom had Beef and cheese, I just had cheese. Local Gouda. Yummy stuff.
... s canals and architecture, except that here it isn't grey and dreary, and the buildings are painted in vibrant Caribbean colours.
At times it also feels as if you're at a conference at the UN, with the variety of languages spoken in the streets, which include Dutch, English, Spanish, and Papiamento, a creole language that seems to be heavily-influenced by Spanish and Portuguese. There's even a ...
... to make sure that all systems were go.
Just as we began to motor out of the anchorage, Ray realised that for some reason we wern't getting any drive out of our port motor, so we motored back to the anchorage on one motor and anchored once again to find out what the issue was.
Much to our disappointment, the problem turned out to be the sail-drive...oh no!!!...we found out that we needed to take the boat to a haul out yard as the work ...