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Our Lovely Liberty cruise (with pics) 8/9/14

Jamman

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#81
Here's our Cruise Director, Cory Rogers.....



We have arrived in Aruba!!



Here's the sign for the tour Ryan and I are going on....



Some shots from inside the cruise terminal.....





This is the view when you exit the cruise terminal.....



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Jamman

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There’s our jeep…..



The Safari jeeps are all lined up…..



Ryan and I are ready to go…..



At this time Patti begins her walking tour of Oranjestad. I will completely cover our Safari Jeep tour later on in the review.

The Kukoo Kunuku tour bus…..



The Carnival Liberty docked in Aruba…..



Oranjestad streetcar…..



To be continued…..

 

Jamman

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Patti continues with her walking tour.....





The Oranjestad streetcar again.....



Water Taxi pick up inside a hotel lobby.....







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Jamman

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Can you guess why Patti took the next two pictures?





Some of the downtown shops….



Some more Oranjestad views…..







To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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Patti wraps up her walking tour with these photos.....







Back at the cruise terminal.....



An advertisement on the cruise terminal wall, for the restaurant we would be visiting tonight.....



The Carnival Liberty gangways.....



To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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Here are some views of Oranjestad, Aruba taken from the ship…..













Coming up next: More on Aruba. Jeff and Ryan on the North Coast Jeep Safari, and dinner with friends.
 
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Lurline63

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I am loving this, Jeff!

You mentioned Thien Fu in an earlier installment. He is among my favorite entertainers. Saw him a couple of times and enjoyed it greatly.
 

connie seabee

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#92
Your photos brought back many fond memories of our visit to Aruba, however, our photos don't look anywhere as nice as your photos do.

Your narration is always spot on. I could sit and read your cruise journal for hours.
 

Jamman

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#93
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North Coast Jeep Safari

Excursion Overview


Go off road to explore Aruba's north coast, including a visit to the island's Ostrich Farm and a beach break. On this excursion, you will:

Board your open-air 4WD Land Rover and head towards the countryside with your driver/guide.

Stop at the intriguing Ayo Rock formation and the site of the collapsed original Natural Bridge.

Take a guided tour of the island's newest attraction, the Ostrich Farm, and get insight into the life cycle and living habits of these intriguing animals.

Travel along the island's back roads with pristine landscapes and the opportunity to explore the Bushiribana Ruins of Gold, the Chapel of Alto Vista, and the California Lighthouse.

Enjoy a tranquil, picturesque stop for swimming and snorkeling at either Arashi Beach or Boca Catalina - before returning to your ship.

Have complimentary snacks, sodas, water.

NOTE:


Minimum age is 7 years
Maximum weight is 350 lbs.
Pregnant women and guests with back/neck injuries are not permitted.
There is off road travel over rocky terrain.
Feeding the ostriches is permitted; please exercise caution.
Wear comfortable closed toe walking shoes and your swimsuit underneath.

Ryan and I are ready to go....



Here is our driver, tour guide, and captain of our three jeep group. I apologize for not remembering his name. As the captain, he would be driving the lead jeep, which we would discover later, really was a blessing, since we wouldn't be eating anyone's dust!



Here we are leaving the pier area, and the Carnival Liberty behind.....



We are weaving through the streets of Oranjestad at a high rate of speed, with the horns blowing. We must have been quite a sight.....







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Jamman

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We have made it out to the country. Lots of cactus out here…..





We have arrived at our first stop, the Ostrich Farm…..





Another picture of our tour guide captain…..



He is our tour guide of the Ostrich Farm…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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Ostrich Encounter sign....



Yep, these are ostriches.....







Here is a short Ostrich Farm video.....

Ostrich Farm

Ryan and I feeding a couple of ostriches.....





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Jamman

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Our group heads over to the next ostrich pen…..



More ostriches…..





This is an emu…..



The emu pen…..



The black one is an emu egg, the white one is an ostrich egg…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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We are back on the road again, travelling along the north coast of Aruba. The north coast is very rocky, desolate, and mostly unpopulated. That is why the hotels and nice beaches are found along the south coast of Aruba.....



We have arrived at our next stop, the Bushiribana ruins of gold. It was here in the late 1800's that they crushed rocks to extract the gold from them.....





Cold beer!!! I'm all over that!!



Balashi, Aruba's beer...



I'm happy!!



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Jamman

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Another view of the Bushiribana ruins….



Look at all the little rock piles….



The story that the Captain told us, and I don’t know if it’s true, is that the rock piles are a tourist thing. Pile up seven or more rocks and you will receive good luck. Here are a few rock stacks…..







They stretch as far as the eye can see…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

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#99
Our jeeps at the Bushiribana ruins.....



The north coast is very rocky and desolate.....



An ATV tour comes rumbling in.....





Ryan and our jeep.....



Ryan checking out the rock piles.....



To be continued.....
 
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Jamman

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We are on the road again….



Taking the hills at 50 mph. If you have any back problems, this is not the tour for you. I was jostled around pretty good, and I loved it…..



We drove by the ruins of the collapsed natural bridge, and then stopped at the “baby” natural bridge…..



Ryan and the baby bridge…..



The Captain telling us about the bridges, and the area that we were in…..



View of the baby bridge…..



To be continued…..