A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words. Travel to Aruba. Instead of writing a travelogue I thought I’d present photos taken with my new iPad. No touch-ups, each photo presents a story in itself as I’ve captured the experience.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine

March, a cold winter month for us northerners, makes me want to live in the past again. February turned out to be a record breaker in terms of cold at home, so we were truly blessed for the lazy days of summer, just a few miles north of Venezuela.

Ever wonder why you were born into a cold climate? Make a wish….that you were suddenly transported to live in a summer climate all year long! That’s my wish on this rocky shore piling up rocks until they crash like the waters hitting the shore.

Massive rock formations along the long shoreline
Massive rock formations along the long shoreline

Aruba, one of the most beautiful islands on the Caribbean shows well. Tourists flock there, but since we had one day on shore from our cruise ship, we spent the day touring the island on the bus inhaling the sights.

Rugged shores
Deep swimming hole hidden in the rugged coastline
Rocky shore with small pebbles
Rocky shore with small pebbles

A local fisherman catching all kinds of fish. Too bad, I don’t eat fish!

Known as the Natural Bridge carved out of rock
Known as the Natural Bridge carved out of rock

A “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Simon and Garfunkel. Ever thought of the words? When you’re alone and feeling weary, I will be by your side. I take it it’s God.

Divi Divi tree always point to southwest
Divi Divi tree always point to southwest

If you ever get lost in Aruba follow the direction the tree is pointing and you’ll get there. Good for those of us who are directionally challenged!

The skull
A large rock formation looking like a skull. Cacti everywhere.

On the Easter Friday Jesus carried his cross to a place called Golgotha, also known as The Skull. There he died for the sins and sicknesses of you and me so that we might live eternally in his presence. Picture is worth a thousand words.

Colorful houses align paved streets
Colorful houses align paved streets
A typical house with inside toilet
A typical house with inside toilet
Color coded tombstones

Matching. If you lived in a pink house or apartment building when you were alive, you were given a matching tombstone. Wonder why?

A more economical tour
A more economical tour bus with natural airconditioning
California Lighthouse built  in 1916
California Lighthouse built in 1916

The view from the top would have been fantastic if only we were allowed to reach the top.

Free drinks at the foot of the lighthouse
Coconuts ready for the chopping block

Free drinks at the foot of the lighthouse. Fresh.

Surgery sand beach
Surgery sand beach

One of the many beautiful beaches. Looks pretty empty as it was late in the day when we passed by.

Divi divi trees grow everywhere, on beaches
Divi divi trees grow everywhere, on beaches
Sun starts to go down around 5:30 p.m.
Sun starts to go down around 5:30 p.m.

A wonderful way to tour the little island treasure of the Caribbean through the eyes of a local driver who truly loved her job and Aruba. She was the only woman bus driver, and the best, on the island!

A picture is still worth a thousand words. Travel to Aruba.

What country or place would you want to visit if you had your wish, and all circumstances were on your side? Anything on your bucket list? What book are you reading now? Would love to get your comments, and hopefully you liked my post. 

 

Pirkko Rytkonen

Wife, mother, and grandmother. Christ follower and seeker of truth. Blogging to inspire and encourage others.

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