Our second cruise stop is Curacao, a dutch colony from antiquity. This classic port city of Willemstad lines a half-mile channel which passes through to an interior bay that is large enough for smaller ships to turn 360 degrees for departure. In this process we pass through a swinging pedestrian pontoon bridge from the 1800s that connects the sides of the main channel, and also passes underneath the bridge that spans the channel. These landmarks identify Curacao for all sailors. An ancient fort’s ruins guard the entryway to the channel, and has been converted into restaurants and other businesses to attract tourists. The pictures are strictly in order as taken during the daylight hours spent in Curacao, January 12, 2015.