"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Aruba Achieved!

Friday, February 10, 2012:  We had a leisurely morning on the "Happy Island" hanging around our villa.  Our afternoon plans included a private snorkel, sail and dinner cruise for six of us while Danny and Brenda had a scuba dive trip scheduled.

We couldn't have been happier with our set-up at the Merlot Villas.
Our snorkel destination was Spanish Lagoon.
With the boat anchored above it, we swam over to the reef
with the odd wooden deck built above it in the surf.
and then snorkeled in the lagoon itself to the left and right. 
We saw tons of fish and the water temps were perfect.
Our four-hour private sail on the Morning Star was amazing. 
The snorkeling was good.  The sailing was smooth.  And dinner was fantastic.
JJ and Katrin were great hosts.
Addendum:  Danny and Brenda's dive trip went good also.  Danny took some wonderful pictures that he shared with us included some great shots of moray eels, one of which was even out of its den which is kind of rare.  He also had a great video of a flounder swimming away from him that was very cool.

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