3rd day on Curacao………..

Started my day off with a morning walk, didn’t get in a full hour, but this walk included some small mountain climbing through some damn unfriendly environment… but a fun walk none-the-less…… scared up a blue dozen small lizards, handful of birds and a jackrabbit… also found out we are only 5 minutes or so from the coast  🙂

Ventured out again to find the post office, which we did successfully -yay! – and then came back, switched into swimming gear and loaded up and took off for a beach I found on Google Earth. Amazingly, drove straight to it – albeit- down some roads that looked like you’d hear Dueling Banjo’s playing at any minute. Wound up on a beautiful privately owned (meaning you had to pay (($3.00USD)) to get in) beach, but worth EVERY penny….. some of the most beautiful snorkeling I have ever done…… they have a wonderful little bar there, a dive shop, showers, just about all you could ask for – and it’s only 10 minutes from where we live  🙂  I spoke with the folks at the dive shop and after looking me up on line, they said they would honor my brand new “certified” PADI diver status~!! So I am looking to book a couple of dives with them – seems like a real friendly shop~! After seeing what the snorkeling was like there – I can’t wait to actually DIVE it — WOOO-HOOooo~!!

I got to check off a couple of my ‘must sees’ during these snorkels…. including a cute little spotted moray eel, a big gorgeous spotted Eagle Ray AND a turtle — not sure of the type – a Hawk Bill I think, but not 100% sure, but it was beautiful~!!!  Still waiting for my first Octopus……… maybe on my next dive (cause now I can bring my camera~!)

Sharing some pictures, will save some for slow days because I saved 50+ pictures on this adventure ((took well over a 100, but sorted out the ‘junk’ shots))

I hope you enjoy looking at them a fraction as much as I did taking them~!



Parrot fish


Spotted Eagle Ray.
Look at the tail on this dude~!.
Had to be 8’~!!.
Spotted Moray Eel
My first turtle (in the wild).
What a way to end the day.

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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