Entries Tagged as 'portland'

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 [...]

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Artist at Work

The closed sign greeted us as we arrived at the Nonesuch Caves, located in the hills of Nonesuch, Portland when we visited. However, the trip was worth while as we met a painter named Gregory Byron. On our arrival to the attraction we had noticed he was painting a picture of a boy and a [...]

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 [...]

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Finding Your Roots…

…en route from Kingston to Portland. As we travelled up the fertile, lush and nourished vermillion hills that form ‘The Junction’ track, connecting Kingston to the North Coast, we were relieved from the rain of the past month and greeted by sun-drenched pastures (sorry that is the British in me shining through – i mean [...]