Photographer's Note

Klein Curaao (English: Little Curaao) is an 1.7 km2 uninhabited island south-east of Curaao in the Caribbean Sea, and is part of the country Curaao. In 1888, a short-lived German naval base was established on the island as part of Imperial expansion into the German Caribbean, although inclement weather eventually ruined the scheme. The only things on the island are an old lighthouse, beach house, and several huts. Klein Curaao is well known as a beautiful diving-spot because of its coral and underwater caves.
Klein Curaao has no permanent inhabitants, only a few palm-frond covered sheds for day trippers from Curaao, and apart from some coconut palms has little vegetation. But there are some fisherman's huts where the fishermen normally stay for some days. They will get water from the Coast Guard of the Netherlands Antilles. The windward side is a graveyard for boats that did not stay out far enough or lost power. A small tanker, the Maria Bianca Guidesman, is gradually being diminished to rust and dust by the constant pounding of the waves. The remains of another four or five boats are washed far onshore. This is also the site of the island that is a resting place for tons of driftwood, hundreds of flip-flops, and thousands of plastic bottles.


Klein Curaao (olandese per piccola Curaao) una isola disabitata situata a sud-est di Curaao. Le uniche cose sull'isola sono un vecchio faro, una casa sulla spiaggia, e diverse capanne. L'isola nota per le sue caverne subacquee e per i coralli. Klein Curaao non abitata permanentemente e la vegetazione include poche palme da cocco.

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