Aruba

Aruba

Sunday 18th February

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Aruba is one of the smaller Caribbean islands and is 19 1/2 miles long by 6 miles wide at it widest point. It is a very flat island with only 3 small hills. The very dry climate means that not much grows here and most of the fresh fruit and vegetables are brought here daily from nearby Venezuela.

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Today we were going to catch a bus to the far end of the island to visit the lighthouse and take in the view from one of the 3 hills. Unfortunately not this one though!

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Before the bus trip we had a wander along the sea front and got another picture with the ship in the background .

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Well this is the lighthouse, much like many others I have seen!

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And this is the view from the restaurant on top of the hill, not quite like many I have seen!

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The ship didn’t leave until 9.30pm, so that gave us a chance for a stroll into town in the evening and watch the sun go down.

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And to get a few different photos.

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And also to wear my new shirt.

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What a coincidence another man with great taste in shirts (someone mentioned Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger)

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Well blow me down with a feather!

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My god they are everywhere, and they wash well, this one was bought 3 years ago.  (Yes, I know it has a different coloured background.)

Aruba was a nice place, but I wouldn’t rush back unless I wanted to sunbathe all day, not much else to see on this island.

 

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One Response to Aruba

  1. Tony Payne says:

    Popular with the Dutch I believe. Somewhere like Cartagena appeals more to me. Enjoy your last few days of sun…

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