Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Aruba Vacation - Day 4

On day 4 of our Aruba vacation, we went to the northwest end of the island to Arashi Beach, one of the northernmost beaches in Aruba. Arashi Beach is near the California Lighthouse.

The California Lighthouse was named after a ship with an interesting history - the Californian. According to Aruba-Travelguide .com, the Californian has the distinction of having been in proximity of, and having received distress signals from the Titanic as she was sinking in icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage in 1912. The Californian's radio operator was off-duty and asleep at the time of the disaster. A few years after the Titanic disaster, the Californian sank in rough seas off the Aruba coast and is now a popular dive site.

I'm sure you've noticed that I had fun with the fisheye lens during this vacation.

Arashi Beach is a very, very nice beach. The water is clear and calm. In my opinion, the only negatives are that there are only a few beach huts available for shade, so it is best to avoid the midday sun.

Later in the evening we had dinner at The Old Fisherman.

The fried cornbread was very good.

However, unlike Papiamento from the day before, the service at The Old Fisherman was poor. Additionally, while my seafood dish looked good, it was overcooked to the point of being slightly rubbery. Most of the rest of my dinner companions liked their food.

This was my mixed seafood dish:

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