Entries Tagged as 'north coast'

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 [...]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Evita’s Restaurant & View

Yummy yummy fish in my tummy. I can’t remember the rest of the song, but if you know it, you’ll know that it’s a jolly one. And songs are apt at this appetizing restaurant. For not only have the likes of The Rolling Stones (much, much better songs!) and Michael Bolton eaten here, but on [...]

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 [...]

Friday, June 13th, 2008

A perusal through Port Antonio

An old colonial town. Or is it? Well… yes, of course it was. And today it houses modern day Jamaica. But the buildings deceive. Not in an ominous treacherous sense, as the pirates who once mored these shores would have had you believe as they dealt their counterfeit pieces of eight – but in a [...]

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Green Goblin Hill

We spent the night at Goblin Hill. Now, I didn’t spot any goblins (or gremlin’s as one of their signs suggests) but the collection of luxury villas on offer here are surely a delightful retreat after a day up and down the windy roads from Kingston to Portland. And there is something a wee bit [...]

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Jerk at Boston Bay

Boston Bay is possibly the best place to sample all things Jerk in Jamaica and is also home to the island’s scrumptious “Jerk-Fest”, held on the 1st Sunday of July every year. Tonight I met David and Glen, the proud owners of Little David’s Jerk Centre. They have every right to be proud as their [...]

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. [...]