We’ve have not been snorkeling as much as usual. Not for any reason, really, just haven’t seemed to jump in the ocean as often as usual. I guess with the lock down, we kind of got out of the habit of being in the ocean. Yesterday we decided to try a late in the afternoon … Continue reading Mini snorkel at Blue Bay
Monday we hit Blue Bay Beach, somewhere we’d never been to before. It’s in a large private complex, and you go through a security gate, down a long road, and finally reach the bay. It’s a smallish cove, with a dive shop, restaurant, bar, a small beach wear shop, even a massage tent! There were … Continue reading Blue Bay Beach
Tuesday we went to a beach we had not visited the last time we were here on Curacao. Jan Thiel Bay is a large bay, with ten acres of coral reef and underwater park. It’s close to the condo, so it was a nice easy drive – only about 15 minutes or so. There is … Continue reading Jan Thiel Bay
I woke up Friday and peeked out the curtains at the ocean, and what do I see but a HUGE trumpetfish swimming so close to shore, it was unreal. The ocean was super calm so Pam and I went and jumped in. That was the signal for the ocean to start getting rough! Seems to … Continue reading Last Day Blues
Curacao has basically gotten back to “normal” – minus the tourists! While most restrictions have been lifted, and restaurants and stores are open again, tourists are not yet being welcomed. Flights are not wide open, and cruise ships are not welcome, yet. It was nice to go out and enjoy a dinner cooked by someone … Continue reading Easing things off
Our resort here on Curacao, Blue Bay Golf and Beach Resort, has added a lot of public art over the years we have lived here. They just turn up with out much fanfare or announcements. Sometimes they have a sign explaining the artist, but not always. The latest is a pretty big chicken! I actually … Continue reading Now that’s a BIG chicken!
The covid-19 crisis has hit Curacao too, of course. The island has stopped all foreign air traffic, forbidden cruise ships from docking, ordered stores and restaurants to close, and forced grocery stores to implement social distancing measures. Blue Bay Beach has been closed to anyone except residents, and they’ve removed a lot of lounge chairs … Continue reading In the age of social distancing