Tag Archives: North shore

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

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.

Grass seeds

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

A lonely Agave on Klein Curacao

Much of Klein Curaçao today is flat and barren, but it used to have more vegetation. Phosphate mining stripped much of the good soil. Now a lonely agave tries to survive in the sun and wind.

Water splashes in Boka Pistol

Big waves from the Caribbean sea hits the rocks on the Northern side of the island. This picture is taken at Boka Pistol in Shete Boka National Park, a place where the waves come into a very small gap and … Continue reading


Many plants on the island have thorns, spines or prickles. So watch your step, you wouldn’t be the first person who steps into a cactus or long thorn…

Sharp rocks in the surf with clouds above.

The northern side of the island has a very rugged coast line, the fossilized coral is very sharp and big waves pounds these shores. There is one place, playa Kanoa, where these rocks form a natural barrier for a small … Continue reading