It's taken me a while to get this second Jamaica post up online, but I was determined to do it, and I can feel my self so close to being able to post all of the things I've been excited about! (My last day is at work was last week!)
The next day after our Bob Marley tour we had a gorgeous sunshiny day at the beach, followed by a reggae party. The riu hotel certainly do know how to do fun entertainment in Jamaica, but not forcefully. You can happily stand on the sideline and watch people groove if you want, and that was my mood. I was here to relax and drink rum punch!
I start to forget the order of things now as I left it so long to write this blog, but we had the next day of reading and sunbathing and then the evening entertainment was the glistening waters. A natural phenomenon that only occurs in 5 places in the world. The water contains microscopic organisms which glow when you get in or create any contact/movement. The glow is a vivid bright blue, which just sounds and looks quite cool from photos, but is actually really more amazing and vivid than you would think!
The boat took us out to the lake after dark and we all got in the water. It was incredibly warm, as is all water in Jamaica and I was just entranced by it. Doggy paddling round the boat, I just couldn't stop staring at my hands. I think some of the other tourists thought I was a bit odd because mum didn't get in and I was just round one side on my own in a daze at how pretty it was!
It was absolutely impossible to capture on camera, so many of my photos turned out like this one below.
The website with a bit of information and some more photos is here
I wasn't so sure about wearing life jackets (having snorkelled a million times without) but they explained to us that the currents can be quiet strong and tiring, and of course they were right. They'e done it a million times! It helps, you can actually bob around and just take a break when you fancy.
I saw some amazing fish and swum with our friend and his daughter while her mum and my mum stayed on the boat.
We must have been in there for a good 45 mins to an hour before we got back on the boat and took off again.
Had a Jamaican beef patty to keep us going and a refreshing cold drink. Yum.
And then we pulled up on the beach at the bottom of the Dunn's falls. The falls are one of Jamaica's national treasures and is a freshwater falls which go into the salty sea!
The falls extend across more than 600 feet, and for some bizarre reason, the Jamaican's like to take Tourists climbing up it. This is fun, don't get me wrong, but possibly a tad pointless! haha! Was very nice after the heat of the boat to be in the freshwater though.
The water is pretty fast flowing and without a waterproof camera, the only photographic evidence I have of myself in there is a photo which I paid for at the end.
If I get the chance, I will scan said photo and upload it here so that you can all see me in my bikini being drenched by tons of water rushing behind me.
PS there may have been some extra photos. If they get found, there's an extra blog post in it!