The Rock House. When you see the pictures below with the storm, remember the waves are up over these cliffs.
He also stopped at every little outdoor market. No, not for us, he was shopping for his family. He picked up some fresh fruit at one, vegetables at another. And it's not like he knew where they were because he'd spot them and slam on the breaks. We had no seat belts, yes we were holding on for dear life.
Talk about a colorful day and one neither one of us will forget. He took us to Black River where it is not recommend to swim because of the crocodiles, her didn't need to tell me twice.
After that we headed to the Appleton Estate, can you say Rum? We had a tour, then a tasting (See all the bottles?) YUM. It was toward the center of the island so we were able to see a lot off the beaten track.
Juici Patties just outside of Black River. (I had to look through all my pictures to find the name. LOL) I found a very good (if complicated) recipe on the food network.
We were able to catch glimpses of children playing soccer and other sports. I had the best day.
Jackie gave us some lessons about the plants along the way also. Ackee was one of them. It's beautiful, but as I said last week, he warned us about the 'nut' inside. Don't eat!
Again, Jackie slammed on the brakes, this time for lobster. We waited, he brought the bag to the side of the bus. My window was down and he and the lobster retailer (local fisherman) negotiated what the lobsters were worth in... Pot, yup marijuana or in Jamaica it's called Gonja. I kid you not. They settled on how much and we left. We chided Jackie for not sharing his stash with us.
I know it looks like it's waves on the ocean and not up and over a cliff. I know when you think of cliffs you think of BIG, but never-the-less the hotel is up on the edge of the cliff, if only 20 feet high, over looking the ocean.
We spent the rest of the week at Negril Margaritaville instead of pool side. Or at the bar! LOL.
I'll leave you with a beautiful Jamaican sunset.
And that was only one day of our adventure!