Category Archives: Curaçao

Two pelicans landing on a tire

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

Flag of Curacao at Landhuis Ascension

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

Palapa on Playa Kanoa

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.

Taking a nap on a boat

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.

Tall ship and Handelskade

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.

Little purple flowers in the red heart of a Bromelia

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.

Trunk fish

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

Grass seeds

Seeds of a species of grass waving in the trade winds.

Tug boat passing the Queen Emma bridge.

A tug boat passes the Queen Emma bridge, a pontoon bridge that connects Punda and Otrobanda. It is build on 16 floating pontoons and swings open to let ships pass. The picture was taken from the Queen Juliana bridge, which … Continue reading

Blue Tang

A group of Blue Tang swims along one of the many reefs surrounding the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.