Shete Boka Park, the power of nature at work

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Boka Tabla

Shete Boka Park is another National Park like reservation on Curaçao. It is managed by the same organization (Carmabi) as the Christoffelpark is. The park is located in the very hostile environment of the north east coast. The site consists of razor sharp and very hard stones. It is very dry and salty. The only vegetation one finds here are trees that grow as high as the highest rocks go. The sea is constantly pounding onto the steep rocky shore, with magnificent waves of several meters high. At some places there are little bay like spaces ground out in the massive stone massive, these are called boka's. 
Shete Boka houses three special boka's. Boka Tabla houses some underground caverns where the waves enters with a roaring sound.

Boka Pistol
Boka Wandomi contains a very modest natural bridge. The third is Boka Pistol, it can only be reached by a hike or jeep. This boka is the most spectacular one. Due to its special shape the incoming waves are forced in a funnel like, narrow tube which launches the incoming water into the air, often accompanied with a hollow banging sound, like the sound of a gun.
When Sana and I arrived a tour bus full of cruise ship passengers had just arrived. So, Boka Tabla was crowded. Boka Wandomi was already much better. Today Boka Pistol could only be reached by foot, so we were the only visitors at this impressive site. 
Our hike lead us back to the parking via a small hill with beautiful cactuses and finally through a huge mud pool back to the parking. At he parking patat (the Dutch/Flemish "French" fries) was served, which we had for lunch.

More pictures below!

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Boka Tabla
Boka Tabla
Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
Boka Tabla
Boka Tabla
Boka Tabla
Boka Tabla
A lizard welcomed us at Boka Wando…
A lizard welcomed us at Boka Wand…
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Boka Wandomi
Natural bridge at Boka Wandomi
Natural bridge at Boka Wandomi
A lizard welcomed us at Boka Pistol
A lizard welcomed us at Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
Boka Pistol
In the hills near Boka Pistol
In the hills near Boka Pistol
In the hills near Boka Pistol
In the hills near Boka Pistol
In the hills near Boka Pistol
In the hills near Boka Pistol
Behind the hills the landscape get…
Behind the hills the landscape ge…
Your reporter next to the water vi…
Your reporter next to the water v…
Shete Boka Park - Curacao
photo by: mdalamers