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Curacao, February 4-10, 2015
3/19/15 3:47 AM | JUDY MOBLEY

 

NexTourists escaped from winter at Curaçao, one of the "ABC Islands" (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), just north of Venezuela.

 

 

Downtown Willemstad, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and capital city, with Dutch colonial architecture.

 

 

The Queen Emma Bridge is a pontoon bridge between two sections of Willemstad.

 

 

When we were walking across the pontoon bridge, it swung open to allow a small boat through.

When it is fully open, a ferry takes pedestrians across the river.

 

 

A local market

 

 

Bright Caribbean colors at the market

 

 

A good time to sit and rest...while your partner shops.

 

 

We stopped by Jan Thiel village to explore the private beach.

 

 

Several NexTourists wanted to take the duck home with us, but it didn't fit in anyone's suitcase...

 

 

Shopping at Jan Thiel

 

 

Our beautiful resort, Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort

 

 

Relaxing by the pool

 

 

Relaxing on the beach

 

 

Snow?  Freezing temperatures?  Not here!

 

 

A new hat that's perfect for sunny days!

 

 

We had the opportunity to feed the "wildlife" everyday at 3 pm.

 

 

Other "wildlife" just fed themselves.  

 

 

Gorgeous view from Meditation Trail

 

 

Happy Hour at the SHORE restaurant

 

 

Swapping stories of the day and making plans for dinner

 

 

Beautiful sunset view

 

 

One of several activities: stand up paddleboards.  You begin by kneeling or sitting.

 

It was a challenge to use the stand up paddleboard against the strong winds.

 

 

The private beach at Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort

 

 

After a day of lounging and playing it was nice to gather at Happy Hour.

 

 

Some of the ladies loved this nearby establishment, Boca 19.

 

 

We enjoyed a bonfire and beautiful music on our last night.