Okay, enough! With the magic of photo-shopping, lets remove her from the picture, shall we.?
Does it still look hot? No? Well it was! It was so hot, that while we could walk on the sand barefoot, we went directly from the water to lie in the shade of the Palapas, palm frond covered tables, each and every time. Only mad dogs, Englishmen and ladies in string bikinis would lay out in the noon day sun. Below are my fair haired son and future daughter-in-law shade bathing, both with enough Irish fair skin to practice safe sunning.
The difficulty for photographers, such as myself, is the hot flat sun. Everything is over-lighted within an hour of sunrise, and each photo tends to lose any depth and colors are washed out unless the lighting levels are changed later by software. Thus my eye was drawn to shadows in taking photos.
This is an early morning photo from our east facing balcony. I never saw anyone on any of the other balconies the whole time we were there. Of course our free condo balcony did face the parking lot!
We spent a good deal of our time seeking the shade of trees and buildings and yet I still came back with a really good tan. Go figure. The other thing that would draw my eye was the shadows beneath large cactus on hikes. Sort of a tempting/not-so-tempting approach to sitting in the shade.
The other respite that was welcome was spelunking. Aruba has a number of caves.
It is interesting to see how many people while afraid of the cave residents (rattlesnakes and bats) did not mind "hanging out" in the cool shade for a while. On the other hand, I tend to neither fear nor want to cuddle with either.