I picked up one of those at CVS. Wow! I just saw how cheap you can get them online…. now I’m a little depressed. I spend about 20$ on it and another 20$ for the developing.
What do you think about the pictures? Was it a good investment? All I know is that I had a ton of fun using it. And it was the first time that I used a waterproof camera. Not so easy to hold it steady and getting good pictures of these quick fishies. And not to mention while wearing goggles 🙂
This shipwreck is the famed “Ghost Ship“, or the Antilla, a German freighter that is the largest wreck in the Caribbean (400′ long). It sunk when it was brand new, doesn’t look like it, hm? 😉
That’s it for today, check me out snorkeling haha. It was so amazing!
“Aruba is widely known for its white sandy beaches on the western and southern coasts of the island, relatively sheltered from fierce ocean currents, and this is where most tourist development has taken place. The northern and eastern coasts, lacking this protection, are considerably more battered by the sea and have been left largely untouched by humans.” Source: wikipedia
We had the change to go on a sightseeing trip to this part of the Island and I was astound by how different it looked! The first picture on the left is the so called Natural bridge. It’s a formation of coral limestone cut out by years of pounding surf.
Very interesting fact: Palm trees are not native to Aruba!
Cacti instead are and they are everywhere. So of course one of my posts had to include these gigantic plants. They grow super high! I was very impressed.
I took most of these pictures out of a driving vehicle. Sadly we never had the time to really explore Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba.
I was so impressed by how colorful theses houses are. It’s very pretty and inspiring. It kinda looked like Disneyland at some corners 😉
When I was in Aruba I read Dushi everywhere. And all week we tried to figure out what it means. On our final day, actually at the airport we asked a Native. Dushi means sweet! And Mi Dushi means My Darling/Sweetheart. I saw a T-shirt with be my Dushi printed on it and had to smirk.
Dushi Bida means sweet life 🙂
Papiamentu is the local language of the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire, and. Curaçao.
Papiamentu is a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, and it also has some Arawak Indian and African influences. Papiamentu is one of the few Creole Languages of the Caribbean that has survived to the present day.
Bon Bini means welcome 🙂
Now to some more pictures! Iguanas live in Aruba and they are literally everywhere. Of course this gave me a great opportunity to take some nice shots!
I took over 400 pictures in Aruba so now I try to make themed posts. We will start with a Series of Boats.
The Water is so beautiful and clear. I’m so glad I brought my good Camera with me 🙂
It’s just such a postcard motiv you can’t walk by. Enjoy!
Today is our Last day in Aruba. We had a great time. We went snorkeling and on a sightseeing tour. What a beautiful Island. I’m so excited to share my pictures with you!
A bigger post with all my Impressions should follow in the next few days.
I leave for Aruba early tomorrow morning!
Be excited for some great shots of the caribbean 🙂
As soon as I’m back in Town I’ll post about it.
BTW Thanks Tom Slatin for mentioning me in your list 🙂 I feel honored!