Tuesday, December 8, 2009
We had a wonderful down wind sail from Bonaire to Curacao covering about 40 miles in 6 hours. Equinox is currently anchored in Spaanse Waters and we are visiting the capital,Willemstad. The old Dutch buildings are beautiful and there is an excitement in the air as they are getting ready to celebrate Siint Klaus today and Santa Claus on the 25th. It's interesting becuase all the Christmas signs are in English and the language spoken here is a mixture of Dutch, Spanish and English. We aren't sure how long we will be here because we may go to Aruba to meet up with 3 boats that we knew from our cruising before. They are waiting for a window to head to Cartegena and may leave before we get there. If they do, then we will stay here and wait for the next window. This will be the most difficult part of the journey so far - the winds and waters off the coast of Colombia are something to really contend with. If we don't get a weather window soon, then we will be here for at least 2 or 3 months (or more) because the winds will be too high to sail in. Hope to have pictures uploaded to the web site soon.