Entries Tagged as 'adventure'

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

‘Fire Pond… To Di Worl’…?

Nestled between lofty trees and brawny bamboo in the humble outskirts of Fern Gully, lies a place like none other. A place where two elements join as one to form a truly therapeutic union. ‘Fire Pond’ is as the name suggests – fire on water. This secluded hide away can be found at ‘River Lane’, [...]

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Jurassic Park

This is a bit off the beaten track. Which we like. And definitely worth a visit… Location: Negril Spots, Near Little London. How to get there: Get between Negril Spots & Little London and ask directions to “Jurassic Park” and “The dinosaur place” Approximate Map: Click here to visit google maps Located in the vacinity [...]

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Capsising Kayaks

Oh what fun we had. I last kayaked at a PGL adventure course back in the UK, back in 1984. Digital camera’s didn’t exist. And of course the internet didn’t exist either. But it would seem that this childhood course had still prepared prepared me perfectly well for this assignment – and luckily i discovered [...]

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Roaring River & Cavenous Caves

Now I don’t want to be pinickety but I am going to be. Roaring river is hardly roaring. And that’s even after a few months of rain. I’d say it’s gushing laudably. The fast-paced flow spins through small bridges and mangroves, along fields and eventually down into the small colourfully-wooden-housed-village below. There was a deep [...]

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Amphibious Adventures

VROOM IT UP! Yeeeha! 3 hours out to sea. Waterproof camera? Check. Life-jacket? Check. Sunglasses (for looking like Miami Vice)? Check. Safety procedure. Check? Ignition key? Check. Snorkle mask, flippers and breathing tube? WHAT?! Yes, yet again, Chukka puts the icing on the cake and adds under-water excavation to what would already be a fun-and-fuel-packed [...]

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Horsing around

Now, I am allergic to horses. It might have something to do with having been kicked-across a field by a stallion at the age of four. And subsequently breaking my right arm. Or perhaps it has something to do with falling off an old nag, only to have it temporarily paralyze my left arm by [...]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

All 4 one and one 4WD

Attraction: Chukka Cove All Terrain Vehicles Location: There are three options – Montego Bay, Ocho Rios & Negril. We visited the Ocho Rios location for this review. Price: Approx US$75, depending on the length and type of ATV safari Official Website: www.chukkacaribbean.com ‘All terrain’ doesn’t just describe the type of four wheel drive quad bikes [...]

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Canopy Capers

Have you ever wanted to be spiderman? Or how about Jane and Tarzan. Well, if you have – you can live your dreams with a fast and furious flight through Jamaica’s Cranbrook Flower Forest. It was so good that I parked my camera and took to the handycam to make you all a video. See [...]

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Blue Mountain Peak

This was one of THE highlights of my journey around Jamaica. Which is interesting, as the walk up the hill at 1.45am was also one of the lowpoints. And not just of my trip – but possibly of my traveling life! I will explain. We arrived at the 200 year old Whitfield Hall at around [...]

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

James Bond, alive on Navy Island

Ian Flemming is famed to have dreamed-up 007 from this place. But the present day ‘reception’ on Navy Island looks a million miles away from the tidy scenes of Moneypenny’s office and Q’s futuristic armory. Moonraker? Well….the landing dock here today needs a pretty good rake of the old-fashioned horticultural kind- and that’s being kind. [...]