We got an early start and after we had checked out with the port authority and the marina a huge cloud popped up out of nowhere and started growling at us. After that growler another showed up and just behind it another one. By the time all had passed it was time and too late for us to head out so we spent one more hot and mosquito infested night in the marina. Paradise Moon Bar was happy to see us again and we had dinner at the Sunset Resort which has the cutest patio overlooking the beach and the burgers were wonderful.
Just after the sun came up the following day we scooted out of the marina, pulled the main up and motored towards
Half way to Klein Curacao a flock of Flamingoes flew by us.
Klein Curacao is a small and very flat island about 1 ½ miles long and ½ mile wide. In the middle of the island stands a beautiful old lighthouse.
There is not much vegetation on the island and what’s there is max one foot high including some lonely cactus. The eastern shore is all rocky and rough with a few wrecks of a sailboat, fishing boats and a big cargo ship. It makes for great hiking and the lighthouse takes good photo from any direction. The middle part of the western shore is a beautiful white sandy beach with a few thatched roofs for the tourists.
(Sunset photo) Klein Curacao is surrounded with the same deep reef system as
Although the wind was right on the butt but we did have a really nice wing on wing sail all the way to the entrance of Spaanse Water in
After settling in we took the dinghy on a discovery tour. The anchorages are all full with boats. I don’t think I have ever seen so many boats anchored in one spot. At Kima Kalki marina we ran into our buddies Sundial, what a happy reunion, even Elvis the dog remembered us. Pam was so nice and took me into town the following morning to check in. Checking in here is a breeze they are super friendly and didn’t mind that we were already 5 months in
Our view in marina:
Now it's time to relax:
PS: Bill so sorry we didn't uprade the Blog in Klein Curacao, been too busy watching the sunset and rise!