Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

01 April 2010 | Palau
13 July 2009 | Palau
05 July 2009 | Yacht Harbor
03 July 2009 | Peleliu
02 July 2009 | Palau
01 July 2009 | Two Dog Beach
30 June 2009 | Mecharchar
29 June 2009 | Mecharchar
28 June 2009 | Ulong
27 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
17 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
16 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
15 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
14 June 2009 | Ngeruktabel
13 June 2009 | Ngerutable
25 May 2009 | Yacht Harbor
30 April 2009 | Malakal
29 April 2009 | Koror
28 April 2009 | Malakal
27 April 2009 | Malakal

Limestone Resort

01 March 2008 | Spanish Water
Curacao is the best place to work on your boat in the ABCs from what I can tell. They have a small (but bigger than Bonaire's) Budget Marine, a good Napa and a lot of big ship services that can help in a pinch.

We took the bus the the area of town where Budget and Napa are located and picked up some parts we needed. After that foray we decided that a rental car might be in order. Things are far apart in Curacao and you will miss much if you stay holed up in Spanish Water.

We ended up trying Limestore Resort for the rental. The owner answered the phone and agreed to pick us up (quite a concession give our location half way across the island at the ex-Applebees restaurant). The car we ended up with was rough but perfect for bombing about Curacao. The rate was cheap and it was more like borrowing a car from a friend than checking out at Hertz. No detailed inventory of scratches on the car (it would have been hard to discern new from old) or up front payments.

The car, though running on its spare tire the whole time, served us perfectly and we saw much more of Curacao with it.

The Limestone resort is a neat little place with a small private beach on one of the deep fingers of Spanish Water. They have several little cottages and it is a place I would happily stay if I were to come back to Curacao by plane. Not fancy, but quaint and very homey and friendly. They have some boats and can arrange dive trips and lots of other excursions.
Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2007
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2007
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