Day 2: Curacao

Willemstad, Curacao

When we awoke, the ship was docked in Willemstad, Curacao. Since both mom and Dennis have colds, we did not plan any excursion. While Dennis slept, mom and I sat in the Jacuzzi and enjoyed the Caribbean sunshine. Because Dennis and I have been working indoors for the last year, neither of us are tanned and must take precautions not to burn. Fortunately, our balcony is on the shady side of the ship and we can sit there and relax without worry.

In the afternoon, Dennis and I went to explore the UNESCO World Heritage city that reminded us of Copenhagen. We sat at a sidewalk cafe, sipped on Mohitos, and used the internet.

Dennis enjoying a Mojito in Willemstad, Curacao

In town, there is a pontoon bridge that connects the two sides of the city. A warning sounds when the bridge is about to open to let the boats through. You should have seen the tourists scurry to be on the pontoon when it slides open.

Pontoon bridge in Willemstad, Curacao

The evening entertainment was “The Barricade Boys.” This world leading super-group’s rendition of Queen”s “Bohemian Rhapsody” received a standing ovation.

Everyone is finally starting to relax, though mom and Dennis continue to cough.

About The Author

Jane V. Blanchard

I am an award-winning author of the "Woman On Her Way" book series, writing about my travel adventures. For more information on the books, please visit I started the "Woman On Her Way" travel blog in 2013 to share my experiences as I explored 13 countries with my husband, traveling by ship, foot, bike, bus, train, and plane. Dennis and I continue to make memories and hope you will enjoy following along.

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