So long Aruba …

The moment is finally upon us to sail to our most favoured destination: Colombia !

We’ve been looking forward to visiting  South-America for months but have also dreaded the crossing from Aruba to the main land. It’s known to be one of the roughest passages in the world, with strong winds & high seas due to the unique geographical characteristics. The fact that Venezuela is in a deep crisis, and Venezuelan pirates roam that area doesn’t help neither …

We’ve checked & double-checked the meteo  and we should have a smooth crossing if we can trust the weather reports: flat seas & 16 knots of wind. Perfect !

Aruba, for us was just a stop. I can imagine, as all things, Aruba has a beautiful, rough side but we only saw the crowded beaches, the loud parties, casinos & huge shopping malls with all the high-end brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, … It felt very artificial.

I guess, for some people, it’s the perfect yearly holiday destination but we’re not sad to be leaving. We have our eye on another continent. A land of beauty, natural wealth & diversity, history & culture,…

Yes, I’m looking forward to this!

 

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