The Catamaran Hotel
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... Aruba does have a spectacular rocky coast and the Caribbean hits hard against it.
We returned to Oranjestad, the capital city and port, and were free for the afternoon and evening. Oranjestad, like most Caribbean cruise ports, is given over to duty-free shopping. It gets to be a bit much, diamond stores, expensive watch stores and stores for other high-end doodads. There must be a market for that kind of shopping, because it ...
... of the working week. Just had lunch. Billy had pasta and chips followed by a big steak burger and chips followed by cake and cookies. I had a salad. He on a seafood diet. See food and eat it. Have you seen that Man vs food programme. Billy hosting an English version
Done a deal with jet ski man for later this afternoon. I'm not having a bet on the outcome.
... Now on to the good stuff!
IT'S 27 CELCIUS HERE!! haha! I'm sweating! We arrived at 3pm and went straight to beach with the kids. Jimmy is now passed out for the night and the kids are still wired not sure how much longer i'll last but nothing a bottle of wine won't cure!
Get this people, wine (red and white) is only $5!!! it's not bad either. The rum? $9!!! This is going to be a messy vacation ...
... picture). In case you can't read it, the sign says (among other things) "The West Indian Whistling Duck is nocturnal (active at night) and feeds mostly in the evenings. The birds are mostly seen at dusk.." So you get the point that you won't see them during the day. Well, it's obvious that the ducks have not read this sign, for even whilst we were reading the sign, at 11am in bright sunshine, ...
... later arrived at Gatwick.
Elaine and David had already checked their bags in and were settled in the hotel when we arrived. After all that trauma we had a nice meal and in the morning dropped the cars off, got through security without massive delays, and finally got to the departure gate. It was here we were told there would be a short delay as the cabin crew had got themselves locked in the crew room. Hollow laughter ensued.
But we ...