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As I think about Hurricane Irma and her destruction to Florida and my community, I think about how powerful water can be.  When we were in Curacao we went to Shete Boka National Park.  This is on the north east side of the island.  Here the water is a lot rougher than on the other side of the island where the beaches are.  All of the beaches we went to were on the west side of the island.   Just watching the waves crash onto the rocks made me think I was glad I was on solid ground and not swimming in the water.

The road here was under construction but we made it without any issues.  There is an entrance fee to get into the park, it is $5.50 per person or 10 Guilder per person.  I had read a bit about the park and there is no coverage while you are out exploring so make sure you have water and sunscreen.  I had on a dress but wore sneakers since we would be climbing around on rocks. Here is a map of the National Park.

Map of Shete Boka National Park

We started our tour, hike whatever you want to call it on the left of the map.  The first stop was Boka Wandomi and the natural bridge.  The natural bridge was actually a large beach that has some rock steps going down.

The view from the beach was pretty amazing watching the huge waves come at us.  Glad it was a large beach.  We walked up on the other side.  I like to think we are trendsetters because no one else there was going on the other side and then after we did everyone was coming over.  The other side had a wooden walkway down closer to the water.  It looked a little sketchy.  Pretty steep and it was made of fairly new wood but you could tell the wood had been weathered.  It’s hard to describe what was happening to the wood.

It is just fascinating to stand here and watch the water crash against the rocks, over and over again.  At this time there were about six people or so headed in our direction, so we turned to head back across the natural bridge and drive to Boka Tabla.  We headed in this direction and parked the car (it was pretty hot out there) and decided to go into the cave that was there first.  There was a platform near the cave and I stood here and took some photographs before heading into the cave.  The entrance was narrow and we had to walk down several rocks to get to where the water was.  The photos are not that great but give you an idea of where we were.  The water was crashing into the cave and I had to step back a few times so as not to get soaked.  There were probably 4 people in the cave including us so it was pretty crowded and very misty.

Entrance to the Cave

 

Me photographing in the cave (photo by Michel)

After the cave we went to Boka Tabla, the water was quite powerful.  It was amazing to see two waves crashing together.

After spending several minutes sitting there taking photographs.  If you want a picture of a wave I probably have one in my library that I could send you.  The next part Boka Kalki.  We were going to drive around to Boka Pistol first but the road was closed.  So instead we parked at Boka Kalki.  This is a good walk to the water from here.  Takes about 10 to 15 minutes (bring water).  We had to go through a section with a lot of trees.

This view was another long beach except we came out on the beach from the back of it, after emerging from the wooded area.

We then made our way to Boka Pistol.  This was about a 30 minute walk or at least it felt like it.  Again, I can’t stress enough bring water and sunscreen because there is no shade or coverage here.  I didn’t take a photo walking out there but here is one for the walk back.  We were the only ones walking out there  When we were going back to the car there was another couple headed out to Boka Pistol.

This was very peaceful area.  They even had a bench here so you could sit, watch the waves and ponder life or anything at all.  Just watching the power of the water and hearing the waves crash and the water come out of the pistol was spectacular.  Here are a couple of photos and a video.

All in all I think this was a great place to visit.  Definitely, if you love water or just viewing nature you should go here.  Well worth the price of admission but please remember your sunscreen and water this is incredibly important. Oh and by the way there are bathrooms there and a place to order food and probably water.  We didn’t get anything from them though.

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    4 COMMENTS

  • theRedPhoneBox - September 16, 2017 Reply

    beautiful photos #theweeklypostcard

  • California Globetrotter September 17, 2017 Reply

    OOh Shete Boka NP looks amazing! I’m dying to go to Curaco one day, but I guess I’ll have to wait a while! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

  • Wendy Maes September 17, 2017 Reply

    I was there 2 years ago but we only saw the caves and Boka Pistol. I love you pictures from inside the cave. We went on a buggy tour , so we didn’t have to walk 🙂 Good tip for next time.

  • Anisa September 17, 2017 Reply

    This reminds me of an area in Barbados. I think it was the Northwest coast where there is a cave and really rough seas. It is beautiful though. I hope your community wasn’t damaged too badly with the hurricane, that everyone is safe, and things will get back to normal soon. #TheWeeklyPostcard

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