The day began with our hunt for the customs and immigration office. In Curacao I guess they don’t believe in signs on buildings for a indication of whats on the inside. Anyway we started by dinghy into a local marina, then found the bus stop and then got onto the bus. The bus ride took about 20 minutes which gave us time to see some of Curacao local life and sights. We got off in Willemstad and found the customs office, cleared and then was given directions to Immigration We walked down the street, over a floating bridge, then turned left down that street through a gate were the guard was sleeping at his post and arrived at immigration then checked in with the harbor master as well. After walking around most of Curacao we got a sight seeing tour for $10 per person that brought us all over the island and informed us of many things. For example 60% of the island income is through there oil refining 20% tourism, the rest who knows? The island is pretty wealthy but the prices of food and supplies are cheap. Lots of local markets with spices, food, breads, and crafts. They also have a floating market that has lots of fresh fish and fruits from Venezuela. FYI we are only 45 miles north from Venezuela/South America. After a 3 hours of sight seeing and a stop at the local distillery we had lunch, then headed back to Dragonsbane so we could enjoy Happy Hour with our new French Friends who are Anchored behind us. After checking up on Dragonsbane and seeing that we have not moved with the 30 knot gale we went to happy hour and talked about European and USA politics which was interesting to here a non American opinion of our current situation. Bottom line is that Europe has the same government issues and our problems with the US government is nothing new. The whole world has the same issue and it goes up and down.
All in all it was a great day and the weather was blustery but sunny. Curacao Island is very nice and would recommend it as a good safe place to stop for anybody. Now some pictures!