Index for Album Aruba-2005: Aruba 2005

Aruba pictures taken in early February 2005. Also see Carnival Parade in San Nicolas, the Saturday parade, and Carnival Parade in Oranjestad, the Sunday parade. Also see corresponding trip journal.

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1 Some Aruba Dutch Caribbean buildings I passed on my walk between buses Some Aruba Dutch Caribbean buildings I passed on my walk between buses. Possibly new. [plaza, fountain name?]
2 Looking west down Havenstraat Looking west down Havenstraat. Pink building is the Royal Plaza.
3 A lizard sunny on a post watched me while I waited for the woman that owns the place I was staying to show up A lizard sunny on a post watched me while I waited for the woman that owns the place I was staying to show up. Their local name is Lagadishi. There were lots of them around.
4 The front of Lagadishi Apartments in the morning light The front of Lagadishi Apartments in the morning light.
5 My apartment was the one in the back My apartment was the one in the back. More private than the front one. Behind the yellow wall is my outdoor kitchen.
6 Arashi Beach Arashi Beach. The California Lighthouse is in the background.
7 Looking south from the California Sand Dunes Looking south from the California Sand Dunes. Palm Beach is in the distance. No sand on these sand dunes. Just rocks.
8 On a convoy of jeeps is one way to see the island On a convoy of jeeps is one way to see the island. Behind is Faro Blanco Restuarant.
9 California Lighthouse California Lighthouse. But you can’t go up it. :(
10 On the flats east of the lighthouse On the flats east of the lighthouse.
11 Further along the windward coast someone has put the stones in little piles Further along the windward coast someone has put the stones in little piles. This looking northwest.
12 More of the stones put in little piles More of the stones put in little piles. This looking southeast.
13 Just past the piles of stones (which can be seen in the upper left) Just past the piles of stones (which can be seen in the upper left).
14 I pass some Melocactus macracanthos (?) cacti on my walk up Ceroe Grandi I pass some Melocactus macracanthos (?) cacti on my walk up Ceroe Grandi.
15 360+ panorama from Ceroe Grandi 360+ panorama from Ceroe Grandi. As the view comes out from the hill you have Oranjestad way in the distance. Then the high rises of Palm Beach are noticeable. Then the lighthouse can be found.
16 Looking southeast along the coast Looking southeast along the coast.
17 One of the Bocas along the coast One of the Bocas along the coast. You can see a shelter someone built along the left. And my bicycle makes an appearance.
18 A scene along the coast A scene along the coast.
19 The Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins The Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins. Now after noon, and the mass of tour groups is past.
20 A convoy of ATVs is another way to get around A convoy of ATVs is another way to get around.
21 360 panorama from top of Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins 360 panorama from top of Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins.
22 Looking down at Natural Bridge Looking down at Natural Bridge. Update: The Natural Bridge collapsed on September 2, 2005, or seven months after this picture was taken.
23 Walking up to Natural Bridge Walking up to Natural Bridge.
24 Looking under Natural Bridge Looking under Natural Bridge.
25 East of Natural Bridge East of Natural Bridge. Looking down on a boca. I followed the map and took a rough road through the rocks. I should have biked across the flat plains below and carried my bike across the sand in the gap.
26 Some boca along the coast Some boca along the coast.
27 Looking back along the coast Looking back along the coast.
28 Boca Daimari Boca Daimari. (?)
29 Boca Ketu Boca Ketu. (?)
30 Looking down at the Natural Pool Looking down at the Natural Pool. It’s the small green pool in the center.
31 On my way out from the Natural Pool On my way out from the Natural Pool. In Arikok National Park. Looking west towards Oranjestad. A two image panorama. My last picture of the day.
32 De Palm Island De Palm Island. The first picture of my trip along the leeward coast.
33 Somewhere from Santo Largo Beach to Savaneta Somewhere from Santo Largo Beach to Savaneta. From a bridge that gets out to the beaches. (beach name?)
34 Somewhere from Santo Largo Beach to Savaneta Somewhere from Santo Largo Beach to Savaneta. From a bridge that gets out to the beaches. (beach name?)
35 Street view in San Nicolas Street view in San Nicolas. [street name?]
36 Rodger's Beach Rodger’s Beach. Seroe Colorado is in the hills behind.
37 Looking across San Nicolas Bay Looking across San Nicolas Bay. See lovely refinery in the background. Very prominent at this end of the island.
38 Looking at the beach action at Baby Beach Looking at the beach action at Baby Beach. In the panorama, which is next, this will be the center of the image.
39 Panorama of Baby Beach Panorama of Baby Beach.
40 Panorama from the Seroe Colorado Lighthouse hill Panorama from the Seroe Colorado Lighthouse hill. As the view comes out from the hill you have the Cabez Reef. Then the Dunes. Then Baby Beach. Seroe Colorado is in front of the refinery. When the view is looking north up the east coast, you will see a low yellow building. That’s the prison.
41 Looking back at Boca Grandi Looking back at Boca Grandi, a popular kite board area.
42 There is rock climbing on those cliffs There is rock climbing on those cliffs.
43 You can't read the sign You can’t read the sign. But it says that this is an artillery range and to not cross when there are lights or a red flag.
44 A picture inside the Tunnel of Love cave A picture inside the Tunnel of Love cave. They give you lights and you take a self-guided tour.
45 The Boca Prins Sand Dunes are coming into view The Boca Prins Sand Dunes are coming into view. This is the start of the Arikok National Park.
46 Looking into the Boca Prins Looking into the Boca Prins. The stairs going down have eroded away.
47 A panorama of Boca Prins A panorama of Boca Prins. I had to bike through the water which you can see on the road coming from the coast.
48 The St. Ana Roman Catholic Church at Noord in the late afternoon glow The St. Ana Roman Catholic Church at Noord in the late afternoon glow.
49 Eagle Beach looking north Eagle Beach looking north.
50 Eagle Beach looking south Eagle Beach looking south.
51 Druif Beach with Divi Aruba Beach Resort in the background Druif Beach with Divi Aruba Beach Resort in the background. (?)
52 Looking across Bushiri Beach at the Divi Dutch Village Looking across Bushiri Beach at the Divi Dutch Village.
53 Now back in Orangestad after the San Nicolas Grand Parade Now back in Orangestad after the San Nicolas Grand Parade. The Renaissance Ocean Suites in the late afternoon. The beach is all man made.
54 A morning picture of some industrial building along Schotlandstrat A morning picture of some industrial building along Schotlandstrat, the street the Quality Apartments are on.
55 The Grande Parade is mostly over The Grande Parade is mostly over. The New and Old Protestant Churches.
56 Building (what?) in Oranjestad Building (what?) in Oranjestad.
57 View (where?) in Oranjestad View (where?) in Oranjestad.
58 Former home of Dr Former home of Dr. Eloy Arends. Built 1923-25.
59 Looking down at Oranjestad Looking down at Oranjestad, as I arrive to get my jet back to NY.

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