Friday, June 29, 2012

Western Caribbean Cruise [Jamaica]

The cruise offers "excursions" at each island for a cost. Jamaica offered climbing Dunn's River Falls which is a huge waterfall! Ever since I was little, I was fascinated with waterfalls and wanted to climb one. My parents always told me it was impossible though, so imagine my delight when I found out it could be done!
 Here's a view of the island. Not the greatest shot since it was a hazy/humid day.

The first part of the tour took us to a hotel and garden that also had waterfalls. They showed us several trees and plants that yield spices.  I thought the flower below with several blooms was neat.
 Then we climbed the falls. There's no ropes or rails to keep you from falling, so you have to be careful. You get soaked, but it's so much fun! Exactly what I pictured.
 These are what the rocks that you climb look like. They're pretty slippery!
Afterward our tour took us to a hotel where we had lunch and tried "jerk chicken" which is a spicy chicken popular in Jamaica. The views at the hotel were pretty amazing.
Fruit punch for me (I don't drink) and rum punch for Chris. Nothing like fruit punch in the US, it's very fruity and delicious.
Sorry for the picture overload; actually I'm not that sorry. I purchased 20GB of space from google for this year and I intend to get my money's worth! :0


  1. so gorgeous! need to be transported here asap (:

  2. Lovely! That fruit punch description is making my mouth water.