Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Day 5 - Wednesday - Beach Day All Day

Hi guys… Happy Wednesday! I hope you guys are having an amazing week!

I'm trying really hard to keep up with everybody's blogs while I am away… The problem I'm having is it's really windy here in Aruba and I'm afraid to get sand in my iPad. So I will really catch up tomorrow when I'm in my private hut and out of the wind.  But more on that exciting details tomorrow.

 Today was very simply a beach day. All day beach day! I went and had breakfast here in the hotel in the morning and was on the boat to head to the private island by 8 AM.  I found the perfect spot… Not my hammock spot because there was a family there already so I found a new great spot.

Here is the view today...pretty spectacular right?

As I was laying there in my spot… I checked the video at home and here are my babies from last night! Look how sweet they're all for keeping my bed warm. Definitely am excited to see them after Christmas! 

 I have to share with you this lovely view. As I was laying there another young woman came up to me and asked me if I was alone. She didn't want to take a chair if it belong to my spouse. She ended up sitting with me and we chatted… She's also travels for work and was traveling alone this trip. It was nice to meet someone  and make small chat. Her name was Sabrina.  As we were talking we noticed this gentleman coming out of the water. This is a little enclosed cove and this man had full snorkel gear including the orange vest, mask and weights and a mankini on.   It was a banana hammock in the front and strings for the back… Epic!   It was like overly dressed on the top and under dressed on the bottom! Ha ha!  



You may or may not want to zoom in on the picture! LOL!

 The side I was laying on is the side that the flamingos do not hang out on. Once you're here for one day you realize that if you want quiet and serenity you should be as far from the flamingos as possible. People just follow them around and feed them all day to get pics and videos. About twice today they probably needed a break and they came walking over to our side of the island. Here's what happened when they started coming  over in front of us…  

It was pretty cool when they just stopped in front of myself and my new friend, Sabrina!  They just started dancing and singing-or that's what I am telling myself.

HERE is the first video...

and HERE is the second...

soooo cool, right?!?!

This adorable little guy kept running past us all day too. I think tomorrow I'm going to take him some food. What do these little guys eat?

Another little selfie with a flamingo… He was literally hiding behind our chairs. I guess if you don't come to them they come to you… Ha!

And chatting with my new friend I learned about another part of the island. There's a part where they hold weddings which is way on the other side at the end of a far far walk away. They also keep baby flamingos there that they are starting to acclimate to the public. These little guys are so cute and they're white. They use them for the weddings that are held there. UPDATE: We got wrong info...they are not babies - they just get a diet free of whatever makes them pink and they use these guys for weddings.  Here's a little picture of them... 

And this beach area is blocked off from everything else also… This is where they hold the weddings. It is absolutely beautiful and there's a pathway that's lit with lights… It would probably look phenomenal at night!

And this little guy went swimming passed me… He was in a really shallow part look how cool he is!

A little clearer photo maybe? He such a cool little guy… Does anyone know what kind of fish this is?

So like I said most of today was spent in the water and not the beach. I just tanned and floated all day. Tomorrow I'll be spending the day in the pagoda… I cannot wait to show you around! 

Have a great night y'all… I can't wait to read all your blogs! Hard to believe with this weather that I man that we are five days away from Christmas! 

Hugs and blessings to you all!!! 

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the gorgeous photos! It's almost like being there. Okay, so not really, but I love seeing all that you're seeing...'cept maybe for that banana hammock! LOL I've always had a thing for Flamingos so that would be my favorite part. Enjoy your last few days and drink something tropical for me tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Stacy! It really was truly amazing! I think if I have the funds to return next year; it will definitely be to that same hotel! The flamingos and private island were fantastic!

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  2. But without those trade winds the divi-divi trees would not be bent and beautiful. I recall some beaches where the water was too rough due to this to swim. I stayed at a hotel on the beach that was calm and perfection. Never have I seen clearer water. THAT WAS A MAN IN THE THONG? oh my. No one wants to see that, silly man. Looks like you are having a ball though.

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    1. It was truly spectacular Margaret!!! The top part of the island (so north-ha) is a lot of rough surf beaches...but you are right...most are beautiful and calm waters!!! I floated A LOT!!!!! Those trees are beautiful and I was loving the constant breeze!

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  3. I wonder where the mankini guy was from lol. Looks like a fab relaxing day!

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    1. Not a clue Julie - HA!!! It really was a great vacation all around!!!! Hope you had amazing holidays as well!!!!!

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  4. I decided to *not* zoom in on the mankini. LOL Enjoy Aruba - the blogosphere can wait ;) Safe travels!!

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    1. Smart choice Becki!!! Thanks for stopping by! I hope your holidays were fantastic!

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  5. Yes, your view was spectacular! Your babies look so sweet. Glad you found a friend to talk to. Those flamingos are something else. It looks like a lovely area where they have the baby flamingos and hold weddings. Sounds like a perfect day!

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    1. Really a spectacular place!!! Thanks Debby!

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