For those of you that don't know, back in September, I got to do a wonderful thirty days of traveling thanks to JetBlue's wonderful All-You-Can-Jet Pass. While traveling, I went to Aruba for the sole reason that it's the first word in the song Kokomo. This photo was from my first night there after I'd gone on a beautiful sunset snorkeling tour that my couchsurfing host had hooked me up with via some friends of his that ran a water sports company on the beach.

this is lecos croes.

During one of my days on the island of Aruba, I decided to rent a bicycle and ride around the island to get some photos of things other than the beach I'd been religiously laying on since my arrival. Lucky for me, I happened upon a fine old gentleman trying his luck at fishing off some of the rocks I was riding by. Even luckier for me, he was more than happy to let me take his photo and sit with him for a bit.

His name is Lecos Croes, and he is part of the most prominent families on the island. His father was a fisherman, and although he doesn't currently make his living doing the same, he loves to spend his afternoons with a line in his hand, hoping for a bite or two.

blow hole.

While visiting the beautiful island of Aruba, I decided to spend a day exploring the island by bicycle. Sadly, not only is the island a pretty difficult place for bicyclists (the locals don't like sharing their already-too-narrow roads), but the crazy wind paired with an incredibly heavy beach cruiser and the 100 degrees/100% humidity weather made the task I'd set out to do nearly impossible. I made it about a mile and a half from my starting point and gave up for a while to simply stroll down some deserted cliffs and beaches I came across. While walking I found this lovely blow hole that was spouting water every few seconds, so I went over to take a shot of it. As soon as I crouched down, the water stopped coming, as if to mock my attempts at capturing the action. I sat on my heels for a good ten minutes, taking three or four shots every time I thought I heard water gurgling up towards me before I managed to sufficiently snap this lovely shot of the glistening water.

Worth it, right? I mean, come on…who doesn't love a good photo of water in action?