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Old 12-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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Headed back to Aruba

The wife and I are taking a week of vacation in Aruba. We went there in 2004 and 2007 when she had software installations at the Valero Refinery but this time it's for fun. And the Valero refinery is in transition from having been mothballed to being turned over to Citgo; Venezuala really needs a place close by to refine and since the closure of the refinery in Curaçao. Hopefully she will get to go back for work in a year or so!

Trying to figure out what I'm taking. I decided against my new Phantom Drone even though I have a really nice travel backpack for it. The trade winds can blow strong and it worries me as I still feel a bit of a learner at flying it. But I am taking a bunch of other gear including my GoPro for underwater images.
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:33 AM   #3
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Oh a vacation on the caribean sea, nice. I want to visit this place too.
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to the cellar, XLondonFun.

Nice to have you aboard. Or.. below, or over here or online... nevermind. Welcome.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #5
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Well we went, we saw, we conquered and then we came home! Here is the proof and I will post a few more from our adventures later.
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Old 12-18-2016, 01:51 PM   #6
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Welcome to the cellar, XLondonFun.

Nice to have you abroad. Or.. below, or over here or online... nevermind. Welcome.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:24 PM   #7
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Your wife is beautiful, is that some beach bum she met?
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:29 PM   #8
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Funny. Turns out, a spammer ya spanner.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:53 AM   #9
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After a bunch of hardware issues on my desktop and some much needed upgrades I am now editing my Aruba images. These are some of my final picks. Aruba typically gets great sunsets so I was usually out shooting then and after we would get some dinner.

1. the main harbor area in Oranjestad as seen from our hotel window
2. sunset cruises are popular
3. My setup at the beach each night, this is my new Tamron 150-600mm lens on the Canon 7D MkII
4. Fishing boat heads home
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:56 AM   #10
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Next batch...

1. We spent one day at Baby Beach, this little girl was showing off her gymnastic moves.
2. Windsurfing and kite boarding are popular due to the steady trade winds
3. Dinner on the waterfront with my honey
4. Tini time!
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:00 AM   #11
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1. Dinner one night
2. A little birdie
3. Octopus I saw while snorkeling and shot with my GoPro
4. Solo martini
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:03 AM   #12
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Last bunch

1. Relaxing after a day of fun
2. Kite boarders at sunset
3. " "
4. One of the last shots I took, we left the next morning.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:31 AM   #13
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Very Good pix.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:15 PM   #14
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Yeah, me thinks he's done that before.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:28 PM   #15
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