Making great time we headed down the road, passing the familiar sights of the South Coast. There was more development happening this year and a sign advertising “The Future Home Of Usain Bolt” advertised a new scheme being built where, apparently the track star would soon own a home. We arrived at Aunties and gorged ourselves on Shrimp, Bammy and Shrimp Soup until our bellies were full.
We drove out of Negril heading south and passing through familiar territory – Sav la Mar, Whitehouse, Bluefields and Black River. I was getting hungry and I knew from previous south coast trips that we’d soon be coming up on a row of shacks that sell fish, shrimp and bammy known as “fish alley”. The vendors would approach the van with beautiful trays of Roast Fish, bags of Pepper Shrimp and cups of Fish Tea. My mouth was watering.
I have to admit – I never had a burning a desire to “do” Rebel Salute. Sure, I’d heard great things about the music but it was all the “other stuff” that worried me. Things like twenty porta-potties for 40,000 people, so rank that you’d actually have to consider taking a piss jar with you. Things like stampedes and fires and pick-pockets gone wild. The whole thing sounded like chaos to me. This was why it was never a huge disappointment when we had
[QUOTE=rastagirl777;4922]A friend of ours has property between Orange Bay and Green Island that measures roughly one square mile. Included in that acreage are a Great House, remnants of the three-hundred year old windmill, a couple of acres of beach front…and a cave.
The cave was last explored in the 1970′s and our friend remembers climbing into and around it as a child. Since then though it has “gone back to the bush”. Locked within, according to our friend, are artifacts
[QUOTE=rastagirl777;4921]My first visit to the Great House in Whitehall coincided with my first experience at the Negril Fat Tyre Festival. For the nine years that the festival took place, The Great House served as a gathering/viewing point and the starting point of the Downhill Race.
The Great House (known as the Parkinson Great House, the Spice Factory and the Whitehall Great House) was built around 1790 by Robert Parkinson who was a successful sugar