My day in Willemstad, Curacao
After a sea day that included two performances with yours truly, I find myself docked in Willemstad Curacao. I walk up the shore for about 15 minutes. If you have mobility issues I would recommend talking to the folks at the excursion desk before you take out on foot. I head up the shoreline and find many shops and a few casinos. I note a Starbucks, which means free wifi. There I discover a Fort. Rif Fort was established 1828 and I wonder if the forts guardians back then could have ever imagined that someday their fort would be in taken over by restaurants, Ice cream parlors, and T-Shirt shops.
If you think it’s weird seeing Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving you can imagine how odd it was to find this Curacao completely decked out for Christmas. I think Santa overdressed for this climate and the snowmen are in serious danger.
As I continue up the coast I discover Queen Emma pontoon bridge and floating market, where Venezuelan merchants sell fish and vegetables from their boats.
I had a great time walking around looking the sites of Curacao If you have mobility issues I would strongly recommend taking one of the excursions provided by the ship.
Jim McCue travels to Curacao