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The old wood-hulled <em>California</em> was herself underwater before the <em>Titanic </em>was ever built. </p> <p class="text1">Furthermore, theCalifornia Point Lighthouse was built in the <strong>early 1900s</strong> as a result of the <em>California's</em> sinking in 1891.</p> <p class="text1">California Point has an extensive area of <strong>sand dunes</strong>. It also is an important nesting area for brown pelicans. The lighthouse is encircled with huge boulders that make the landscape almost <strong>moon-like</strong>. </p> <p class="text1">On the drive here you may be fortunate enough to spot Aruba's large <strong>iguana</strong>, which grows as long as three feet. A vegetarian with a special fondness for blossoming hibiscus, the iguana is highly prized as a <strong>food delicacy</strong>. </p> <p class="text1">It's not just their dorsal crests and dinosaurian looks that make them so sought after as a table centerpiece: it's also the <strong>tastiness of the meat</strong> and the fact that the males--like all lizards--have two penes, which gives the dish a reputation as an aphrodisiac. Iguana meat is so highly prized it's usually offered to tourists sparingly, in a delicious <strong>soup</strong>. </p> <p class="text1">Which is not an item you're apt to find at the restaurant near the lighthouse. Called <strong><a href="http://www.aruba-latrattoria.com/" target="_blank">La Trattoria el faro Blanco</a></strong> Italian Restaurant, the name literally means "restaurant at the white lighhouse."</p> <p class="text1">It's also located in a typical Aruban family home, a good choice for enjoying scenic views of Aruba's west coast, for <strong>watching the sunset</strong> and sipping some Amstels.</p> <p class="text1"><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9308523075932718"; /* Inside Banner */ google_ad_slot = "4025824575"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; //--> </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script> <br> <br> <strong>To</strong> <a href="/aruba/things_to_do.html">Aruba Things To Do </a></p> <p class="text1"><strong>To </strong><strong><a href="index.html">Aruba Homepage</a></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> <td width="14%" valign="top"><div align="center"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="rtads" --><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9308523075932718"; /* Text & image/rich media skyscraper */ google_ad_slot = "7664430858"; google_ad_width = 160; google_ad_height = 600; //--> </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></div> </td> </tr><tr> <td width="14%" valign="top"><div align="center"> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box2" --><!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="14%" valign="top"><div align="center"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box3" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="14%" valign="top"><div align="center"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="proverb" --><!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="14%" valign="top"><div align="center"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box4" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" align="center" valign="top"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box5" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" align="center" valign="top"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box6" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="14" align="center" valign="top"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box7" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="15" align="center" valign="top"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box8" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="15" align="center" valign="top"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box9" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> <td height="15" align="center" valign="top"> </td> </tr> <tr> <td height="15" align="center" valign="top"><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="box10" --> <!-- InstanceEndEditable --></td> <td height="15" align="center" valign="top"> </td> </tr><br> </table> </div> <p class="class1"> </p> <!--BEGIN RIGHT CLICK BLOCK--> <script language="JavaScript1.2"> /* Disable right click script II (on images)- By Dynamicdrive.com For full source, Terms of service, and 100s DTHML scripts Visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com */ var clickmessage="Please contact me to license my pictures." function disableclick(e) { if (document.all) { if (event.button==2||event.button==3) { if (event.srcElement.tagName=="IMG"){ alert(clickmessage); return false; } } } else if (document.layers) { if (e.which == 3) { alert(clickmessage); return false; } } else if (document.getElementById){ if (e.which==3&&e.target.tagName=="IMG"){ alert(clickmessage) return false } } } function associateimages(){ for(i=0;i<document.images.length;i++) document.images[i].onmousedown=disableclick; } if (document.all) document.onmousedown=disableclick else if (document.getElementById) document.onmouseup=disableclick else if (document.layers) associateimages() </script> <!--END RIGHT CLICK BLOCK--> </body> <!-- InstanceEnd --></html>