Natural Bridge, Bushiribana, Arikok, Ayo Rock
Trip Start Apr 08, 2009
12Trip End Apr 19, 2009
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We attempted to look for Ayo Rock Formation again but we went all the way to the sign that says Arikok National Park. We went there instead to find another cache. We stopped at the guard house at the entrance of the park. We told the person that we want to hike. He gave us a guide map and told us about the chapel on the top. He let us drive all the way to the close gate. Then we hike to find the cache in the middle of the desert under the heat of the sun. It's a good thing we only hiked about a little more than a quarter of a mile. We found the cache and enjoyed the view of the Arikok National Park. We can see the Hooiberg from there too. There's no way we can hike to the chapel in this heat.
We attempted again two more times to find the Ayo Rock Formation until we finally found it. It was worth it. Those rock formations were really amazing. They're used to provide protection for the Arawak Indians who would use the rocks to spot impending storms. There were shaded areas where you can picnic. There's restroom too. We saw the Arawak Indian petroglyph drawings on the rocks that have been preserved and protected by the government. The peculiar rock formations provide an interesting combination of both outdoors and archaeological appeal unique to the island
To get to Ayo from the Natural Bridge, at the small roundabout, make a right and you will see it on your left. There is a sign that says closed but just continue until you see a parking space where the other entrance is located.
When we got back to our hotel DD1 and DS wanted to swim in the pool. DH went with them. DD2 refused to go. We were watching them from our balcony until DD2 decided she wants to go swimming too. So I took her. Lola does not want to come. Just before 7pm, Abigail and I walked to the beach to see the sunset. People were already dragging the beach chairs to claim a spot on the front row to see the sunset. It was beautiful.
We had dinner in our hotel.