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Although Boka (inlet or bay) Ascension is still not a pristine place, it is a place where sea turtles can graze again, pelicans and fish eagles can fish again. When the people of Curacao dumped their waste in sea, all … Continue reading
The flags of Landhuis (Country House) Anscension fly against the North-eastern trade winds. A former foreman, shon Martin, with a very bad reputation is buried just outside the plantation with his head facing the house by the people he oppressed. … Continue reading
On Curaçao all the beaches are on the South side of the island, except one: Playa Kanoa. Its beach is secluded by a natural barrier. Surfers rides the big waves on the other side of these rocks.
Flamingos get their pink colour from the crustations they feed on. They are seen on all islands, Venezuala and around the rest of the Caribbean. Flamingos are good flyers and travel often between the islands.
A Venezuelan sailor gets some nap time on one of the little boats that sail between Curaçao and Venezuela with fruit, vegetables and other goods. These are sold in market stalls on the dockside.
The Mexican Navy training vessel ARM Cuauhtémoc docked in the harbour of Willemstad. Colorful flags fly along the bright colored houses of the Handelskade of Punda.
Tiny purple flowers are sitting in the bright red center of this Bromeliad. In Christoffel Park you will find patches of these beautiful plants underneath the trees.
One night we were sitting at a bar of a beach club with a international group of friends. One of them was talking about a dive she took that day and how she could approach a Trunk fish real close. … Continue reading
Seeds of a species of grass waving in the trade winds.