This cemetery is just a little north of Zeerover
For the balance of the afternoon, we mostly wandered.
Our first stop was just a couple of blocks away at an interesting looking cemetery. This cemetery seemed to have mostly burials from the past 20 years. Many of the markers at the end of the above ground burials were handmade. There was no sign on the cemetery or the nearby church and I have been unable to locate their names online.
Then we headed toward the interior of Aruba to visit Casabari, near Paradera. Casabari seems to be one of the better known attractions on the island, but I didn't find it nearly as interesting as the related Ayo Rock we visited earlier in the week. It does provide a nice view of the nearby countryside and it is free. The restrooms and gift shop were closed this day.
We continued driving north toward Noord, stopping to photograph the Santa Ana Catholic Church with its beautiful 100 year old hand carved oak altar. The Santa Ana cemetery also looked interesting, but the gates were locked and it was posted as no trespassing.
A little farther up the street, we visited the Giselle Department Store, where the Halloween costumes were the hottest item being sold. Although most of the Giselle staff were wearing uniform suits, a few younger woman were working in Halloween costumes. Giselle made me think of a crowded Woolworth store from the 1970s.
Turning toward the shore, we made a couple more stops to take photos. We then returned to our hotel to change to swimsuits and went to Hadicuran Beach, just north of Palm Beach and the high-rise hotels. We found a stretch with a great many large interesting shells and at least 5 kinds of coral. It was the best shelling I have ever seen and Linda brought several home with us.
ML-11/10 copyright 2010 by Keith Stokes.