Saving the “wild” part for last

That’s right.  The wild part we can talk about last on this trip. I was pleased that Aruba offers a little bit of walking via its National Park, Arikok. The beauty of hiking in this park is the isolation you feel due to lack of hikers that come to the island. When we first walked into the park office, the staff appeared perplexed that four tourists were adamant about hiking.  They initially noted that they do no really have set trails for hiking. But with further pushing, we figured out an itinerary that took us to the so-called natural pool, then to Dos Playas via a trail alongside the ocean. It was a very scenic hike with a refreshing dip in the natural pool and stopovers at various scenic beaches that were essentially off the beaten path.  With that said, I say enjoy the photos.  There’s not much to say about the hike but, Ah, so beautiful!

On a smaller scale, while we were in Baby Beach, I decided to do a run and along the way saw some interesting landmarks, one of which was a cemetery right next to the ocean.  While wandering in the cemetery by myself, it was a bit eerie yet calming at the same time.  The burial plots were simply marked by wooden crosses.  It was an unusual sight to see.

As I went further up the trail that branched out from the road, one can enjoy a 360 degree view of the island.  It was quite hot up there but certainly beautiful.


Brown Gal Trekker is a nomad at heart who survives the mountains to inspire others to trek them.