We’re in Curacao! We got off the ship early (8:30 am) after breakfast in the Windjammer. This is a very scenic port. The buildings are so colorful.
We visited the crafts booths which had cute souvenirs before boarding the ferry to Punta where the shops are.
It is VERY humid and Mom had a hard time walking around.
We break up in two groups. My sisters go with Mom and my husband and I go with our BIL to visit the oldest synagogue in the Western hemisphere. We agree to all meet up at the floating market.
It was $3 to enter the synagogue.
The floor is sand.
We then went to the floating market and met up.
This market is where the fruits, vegetables and fish are sold after being brought over from Venezuela.
After looking at a few stores we took the ferry back to the ship side and get back on the ship for a snack before heading out sans Mom to the beach.
We took a taxi to Kontiki Beach Club for $20. The entrance fee is $3 pp and another $3 for a chair. Therea re not any umbrellas although there are palm trees and a few palapas.
At first we had chairs in the sun before moving to a palapa when another group left. Margaritas were $7 and a bottle of water was $3. Very expensive!
The water was protected by a reef and was refreshing. Our BIL snorkeled on the other side side of the reef and said it was beautiful with lots of fish and sea life. The sand is not soft or deep. There is a lot of coral and shells in it.
We had arrange for our driver to pick us up and he was waiting when we left.
Once back on the ship we had a late lunch in the Windjammer which was quite good. After a shower and nap we all gathered again for dinner in the Windjammer. I wasn’t very hungry because of the late lunch.
We went to the show for the late seating. It was a comedian that we enjoyed (John Joseph). We then headed to the internet lounge to check email.
Tonight’s towel animal was an elephant.