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26 Feb. 2015; At Sea.

26 Feb. 2015; At Sea.

Today we sailed from Aruba towards Grand Cayman,with the wind on the side and the swell three quarters on the stern. The latter can be a bit annoying as the ship tends to move then. Rolling a degree or so on occasion. We have the stabilizers going full out but they cannot cope with the…   read more of “26 Feb. 2015; At…”

25 Feb. 2015; Oranjestad Aruba.

25 Feb. 2015; Oranjestad Aruba.

The port of Oranjestad is really more a sort of coastal rim or beach which was eventually built up, than a properly constructed port, as its existence is fully due to the natural protection from a reef that lays in front of it. That together creates a natural harbor where the reef protects the port…   read more of “25 Feb. 2015;…”

24 Feb. 2015; Willemstad, Curacao.

24 Feb. 2015; Willemstad, Curacao.

Willemstad is blessed with what I think is the best port in the South Caribbean. It is also the largest one, with a big sheltered internal harbor, created by the combination of the “Schottegat “and the”St Anna Baai”. Because of this natural advantage the island is also economically further developed than the other islands. Apart…   read more of “24 Feb. 2015;…”

23 Feb. 2015; At Sea.

23 Feb. 2015; At Sea.

After several days of Island hopping we had a quiet sea day today. Although quiet is relative when looking at the daily program. If you would want to partake in everything you would basically have to split yourself in 3 parts and then have a fourth part available to go to the Bar, as the…   read more of “23 Feb. 2015; At…”

22 Feb. 2015; Castries St. Lucia.

22   Feb. 2015; Castries St. Lucia.

We are now in the middle of the process of what we call “Island hopping”; everyday a new Island and everyday a new experience. Although the Caribbean islands have a large number of similarities there are also striking differences. Most of them are caused by the colonialisation in the old days that brought traditions and…   read more of “22 Feb. 2015;…”