Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jamaica, Oh Jesus


Following our cruising tradition, we make a stop at a bar in search of some local libations before getting back onboard the Epic.

A visit to Cafe Bistro Express and we are entertained by none other than “The Man” himself. As I am forced to be “The Boss”, I put down my video camera and enjoy “A Flaming Bob Marley Shot”.



Monday, April 14, 2014

Jamaica, Ocho Rios Blue Hole


After some bargaining from $30 per person with a few taxi cab drivers, we are on our way to “The Blue Hole” for $15 each round trip.


2014-04-08 13.11.37 A Red Stripe, Coconut Water & Rum







We pass some of the happening areas of Ocho Rios then it is through a hilly residential area with interesting homes. It is only about a twenty five minute drive before we arrive at our destination.

A negotiable $10 per person unofficial entrance fee and the fun soon begins as we are guided down for our first plunge of some of Jamaica's cool and refreshing mountain spring waters.



2014-04-08 13.39.17The Blue Hole


After some swim time we are off on a hike to the upper portion of “The Blue Hole”. A cave behind a waterfall and interesting jumping spots makes this attraction for us definitely worth the price of admission.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cruising, Zipping In Belize


Our stop in Cozumel is a non event since we have been there so many times. A day at the beach and we are soon back onboard the Conquest ready to sail to Belize.


SAM_4288With rough early morning seas our tendering is delayed about an hour.

It is about a fifteen minute boat ride to Belize city were we join fellow cruiser for our off ship excursion with “Butts Up.Com”.



An hour bus ride across this small but diverse Central American country and we are soon seeing a part of it from an exhilarating hundred feet or so up in the air and learn an interesting fact.


SAM_4277The green ink used to print the “American Greenback” is produced from a plant grown in Belize.