By John Ranahan, owner of Kijro

Well, we’ve made it to Curaçao, but we discovered that the water-maker man has not yet returned from his vacation in Las Aves (which we sailed by on our way to Bonaire from La Blanquilla). We will wait for him here. We need to check in tomorrow morning, which will require a bus ride from here to the capital city. Actually, a fellow cruiser with a car has offered us a ride in the morning.

It was a non-windy day today, so we motor-sailed from Bonaire. It took us just under seven hours to do the 35+ miles. It is a breezy, cool evening here in Spanish Waters. Looks like the wind is going to pick up substantially the next several days, so being here has its benefits. Sailing in 35 knots of wind isn’t always much fun.

Jason and Lara have been great. It is fun to watch them take advantage of the opportunities on this trip. They’ve made contacts with numerous cruisers and are willing to share their knowledge with just about everyone. Great!