After settling in we went for our first dip in the sea. To do so we descending a steep staircase that led from our resort, straight down a cliff into the water. The water was very deep by the cliffs, allowing Luke to fulfill his (very basic) wish of jumping into the sea from a great height.
Our first stop of the day was at Watamula. We didn’t know about this place beforehand, but Piers - our designated driver on the trip - was determined to find either the Western-most point (Westpunt) or Northern-most point (Noordpunt) on the island. After a journey through all of the maze-like roads of Westpunt, we noticed a stream of rental cars identical to our own coming from the same direction. Following the dusty trail we ended up right by the sea on a barren, rocky coastline at the Northern-most tip of the island. We got out for a walk around, watching big waves crash into the sharp, porous rocks, and blasting water spouts up through holes in the cliffs. As we continued to walk along the coast, we noticed that the rock pools appeared to be breathing, periodically bubbling up as if they were boiling. We guessed that the rock must have been porous enough that the waves were forcing air up and out through the rock, bubbling through the pools. It was a very weird phenomenon.
In case you missed it, here is our first blog post from the trip:
3 Days in Willemstad, Curaçao
And here's our final post from the trip:
4 Days in Westpunt, Curaçao (Part II)
And check out our awesome Curaçao travel video!
Here are some more pictures from our first few days in Westpunt.