Fixer upper, Aruba, video

Quite a few abandoned houses dot the landscape of Aruba. You’ll find some houses that might have had a bit of character, too. They just sit there, weathering the sun and wind. Here’s a quick look at one.

If you have some skills, this could be your new home away from home, a fixer upper that could be made very nice indeed.

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Published in: on June 24, 2015 at 9:57 am  Comments (1)  
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Windmills, Aruba, video

Several years ago, a string of windmills was erected in the Vader Pete area on the southern end of the island of Aruba. They produce electricity thanks to the steady trade winds. Here’s a quick video look.

They were built by Vestas and I think each one has a capacity of about 1 megawatt. Thanks to the trade winds they work almost constantly. Bon dia.

Published in: on June 23, 2015 at 9:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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Zany Folk Art, Aruba

Driving around Aruba, you’ll find some zany folk art, sort of off-the-cuff displays of things. Check this one out:

King of whacky but interesting in an odd way. It’s fun to roam about, off the beaten path, discovering things like this. You’ll never know what you’ll find.

Published in: on June 22, 2015 at 10:52 am  Leave a Comment  
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Kitesurfing, Aruba, iPhone video

With Aruba’s fantastic winds, kitesurfing is a very popular sport here. On the south end of the island is a great spot where you can catch both the wind and some waves. Warning: Not for the timid! Here’s some iPhone 6 video showing you a few people riding the sea.

Be careful on this part of the island. The wind and waves can be a challenge. Still, it is an exciting sport and Aruba is one of the best places in the world to do it. Bon dia.