Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Exploring the Blue Mountains of Jamaica

Garfield and Chris in the mountains

Our second inland trip with Garfield was to the Blue Mountains. His friend Tyrone drove us around, dropping us off at trail heads and picking us up at the other end. We started off heading west on the coast road, then turned south into the mountains. We hiked through a coffee plantation, we ate grapefruit off the tree, we hiked in a cloud forest at the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, a World Heritage Site, we stopped at a coffee shop for a cup and a pound of freshly ground (by Garfield) coffee. We saw beautiful flowers, waterfalls, rolling hills and steep mountains, Kingston on the south coast, and one really cool spider. It was a full and fun day.

Nice drive along the coast before turning inland toward the mountains

Across the bridge to the voodoo priest - we deferred

Bikes carted uphill so tourists can ride them downhill

Beautiful flowers of the coffee plant

Posing goat

That's Kingston on the south coast in the distance

Lovely, but I have no idea what kind of plant it is

Only wind-up hikers are allowed here

Garfield grinding coffee that Chris drank the next morning

Great spider!
This road's not big enough for the two of us

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