Aruba Surf Resort
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... As for the weather, it's been really hot and scorching. It was definitely in the 30s. Thank goodness for all the water that cooled us down. Right now, most are preparing dinner and I'm stealing some time to write my journal. As the saying goes, "too many cooks spoil the soup", so I'm staying clear of the kitchen. Will help to wash up instead. Right, I'm gonna take my shower ...
... There was no one waiting anyway!!! We were attended to immediately.
The lady behind the counter looked rather scary and surly. We gave her our best smiles and explained our business. She turned out to be the loveliest lady and were soon on first name basis' with her.
This is what happened...
Lady: How much is the GVM?
Lady: Can't do over 3500 at this Office.
We looked suitably forlorn and ...
... and some great stories. Just over the road, we had the chance to feed some wild rainbow lorikeets (parrots). At the Currumbin wildlife sanctuary they have a free area to hold out a dish attracting lots of lorikeets. We were hoping 'Bird' bird would fly over for a visit, now that he has been released and nah as another fig bird friend, but that would be a very long fly for a lazy little bird back in Byron Bay! Once ...
... step ups and chin ups. We had a go at each and were soon raising our heart rates! After reaching the end we moved onto the beach and walked along the sand toward Surfers Paradise. Intermittently, there were lifeguard stations and beach goers were instructed to swim between the two flags for safety. It also interested me to learn there are shark nets positioned off the shore stretching along the coast to help safe guard against attacks. The nets are generally 150 metres long, 6 ...
... but mostly dead ones next to the road :(
The people were also really nice and friendly: we got oranges from an old grandfather we had to pick out of the trees, an old lady was showing us all the nice places (incl. the flower gardens) we must visit, an older couple invited us for a glass of wine and had lots of fun stories, a couple with two children invited us for pancake breakfast, we got a towel made by his wife with cats on it, we got a ...