Eventually I would like to learn to drive well enough that I would rent a car and drive in certain places, but not this time. I specified that I would not be driving one of their jeeps when I signed up for ABC Aruba’s Island Safari.
Aruba’s island tours are offered in all forms of vehicle. Besides jeeps, there are graffiti covered school buses, roofless 4x4, motorcycles, and mountain bikes. I thought by being a passenger on a jeep then I could sleep on the way to hard to reach locations. However, that was not possible since I had the seat closest to the edge. Bouncing up and down along the ride reminded me of the carriage accidents in early Jane Austen novellas. It was not that dangerous. But it would not have been smart for me to really fall asleep.
At the end of the main road of Aruba, L. G. Smith Boulevard, was our first stop – California Lighthouse. It was built in 1910, after a cargo ship from the United States called California sunk nearby.