Captain's Blog 16 February 2008
The island of Aruba is certainly one of the favorite destinations for
Americans in the Caribbean. I was walking down the street yesterday and saw as many Red Sox and Yankee baseball caps as I think I'd see in Florida during Spring Training. The weather is agreeable, the wind provides a cooling breeze, and the people are very friendly. Of course, if I was to choose a vacation destination, I would have to weigh in all those other places we have visted in the past twenty-five years, and whittle it down to a top three or something. But Aruba would be in the top five right now.
Quiet here, nothing to report per se. The cadets have dispersed across the island snorkling, scuba diving, beaches, and four-wheel jeeps and ATV riding seem to be the most popular activities. At the High-Rise hotel district (yes, the street signs actually call it that) they can use the beaches and also rent jet-skis and wind surfing equipment. No, there is plenty to do it, all for the exchange of the US dollar.
Hope they enjoy it, because in about four days it'll be signifiantly cooler - but they'll be homeward bound.