September 18 2018
|Secure Customs yard|
|The maze through the boats|
|I love that they paved around this palm|
Anyway, I thought I would give you a tour of Curacao Marine.
|One of the hire cars|
We are in the work yard. There is also a secure customs yard. No one is allowed, not even us, once you boat is locked away in there. It's a Customs thing. That is where sv Honey Ryder was while we were away. Even though we are out of the hurricane zone, the boats are still strapped down. There is some question as to when this took place (recent) but they are strapped down.
|Our lane - hey, whose big finger?|
The work yard is gravel (a pretty white/pinkish color) with asphalt lanes. This is nice because it cuts down on the dirt and dust and means no muck when it does rain. Clean yard too. Not a bunch of scraps and trash laying about.
|Fire pit area - I am not sure how many fires get lit but it is a nice place to chill in the evening|
There is also a nice community tiki hut area with fire pit (not sure how much this gets used), modern grill, couch and loveseat, bar tops and stools, two pop machines - including one that dispenses beer, a bar and stools and a community freezer. The last item is really great while living on the hard. We can store meats and chilly treats in there or quickly cool down drinks.
They have rental cars for hire. One drawback is that we are tucked away from anything like a restaurant, grocery store or marine store. However, one local grocery store sends a bus (mini van) each morning to the marina (except Sunday) at 9:30 am to take cruisers to the store for shopping. It is next to the Budget Marine and ATM's so that works out well. The other disadvantage is that there is no laundry on site at the marina but arrangements can be made to drop off laundry.
|sv Honey Ryder strapped down|
So this is home for a bit.
|Stairs to the palace. HA! Yes, those are our dishes from breakfast|
*Sorry, I can't seem to figure out how to put the accent under the second C in Curacao. If anyone knows, please let me know. I did Google it but the directions didn't work, or I didn't try very hard, or I didn't understand the directions or I don't really care enough to try harder. Or all of the above.