Sunday, November 28, 2010

Black River & Idler's Rest

Our Black River tour guide called the town of Black River a dead town but we loved it.  We had a great time there even though it may not have all of the white sand and blue, blue water of the north coast of Jamaica.  The town itself had lots of character and the people were really friendly.  Kirsi did not want to leave our hotel, Idler's Rest.









On the way to Idler's Rest



Idler's Rest





We take the kids to a bar

Pelican Bar

Pelican Bar is a little restaurant/bar that's built out over the Caribbean Sea on a shoal that is over a kilometre from shore.  The area is shallow enough to stand in and we're surrounded by fish, gulls, and pelicans.


Jamaican family going to church

Pelican Bar


Inside the Pelican Bar


Standing outside the bar and over 1 kilometre from shore



Underneath the bar





Looking through the walls


Front door

Looking through the floorboards

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black River Day 2

After breakfast, we headed out to YS to see the YS Falls.  On the way there, we passed through the town of YS and some beautiful countryside - definitely not the typical Jamaican scenes that you see.



A local corner store










Bamboo Avenue

Pool at YS Falls

Pool at YS Falls

YS Falls




No ganja smoking



Tour of Appleton Rum Factory






Phuket - Be Nice or Get Out

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