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... would get a whole apartment for the same price; WOW! not complaining there!
We had a pool in our view, lovely Caribbean breezes day and night, topped off with warm welcoming temperatures around 32 degrees Celcius.
I decided to do some grocery shopping, draw some cash and chill for the rest of the day. Hello Curaçao! :)
My friend, Herman was only to arrive the next day, so I took an early night in, enjoying full custody of the whole apartment!
It's only 30 miles from Aruba so I pictured the ship going in circles since we had all night to get here. We took a 2 hour tour, it was pretty good. Govt is restoring many houses. There used to be a large Jewish population. Willemstad is a World Heritage site. Only 13% income tax. Gas $7 gal. Venezuela rents refinery and makes a fortune but charges ...
... until we got further down and I got a little confused because the floating bridge that was supposed to be there just wasn't.... hmmm I'm sure I saw it there on Google Earth!! After a few minutes as more and more people gathered we realised that pontoon was actually the bridge.... It had opened up to let a US Coastguard boat through, well now I know it opens!!! This bridge is called the Queen Emma and the vehicle bridge is the Queen Juliana, lots ...
... No big deal.
We reserved a rental car for the day and it was ready to go at our scheduled time of 9:00 AM. We headed out of town and drove northwest to Christoffel National Park. The park is located on the far northwest of the island.
There are two roads bisecting the park. We choose the mountain route. It proved to be a fun choice. After paying the fee and passing through the gate we were soon confronted with a sign. The sign indicated ...
... a ferry ride across.
Glenn finally has shaken off his gippy tummy and now feels OK. The afternoon was spent on the Sun Deck, in the pool, Jacuzzi and on the sun beds, it was very pleasant as most of the cruisers were still off the ship.
Evening show was 'Shout' musical ...
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