Our next stop on the cruise was Falmouth, Jamaica. We booked an excursion and boarded a bus to the Good Hope Estate. According to the description it was a 25 minute drive through the countryside on an airconditioned bus. They forgot to mention the road was atrocious! I think parts were paved but there were potholes everywhere! Also the road was narrow and the driver was kept busy avoiding the potholes and other vehicles. I think we all were a bit disappointed by the buildings we saw. No much of the plantation was left. Our return to the port was in a smaller bus and more comfortable. The driver stopped and plucked a branch off a tree and we passed it around. He had us break a leaf and smell. Then asked us what we thought it was. I was correct! Allspice. We next tasted it, chewing on a bit of the firm leaf. Peppery tasting. Interesting tidbit to learn.
I'm pretty sure we did some shopping here. Sonsearae bought Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee beans and rum. Jim bought a shirt. I think they call them the Blue Mountains because of the mist always hanging over it. Like the Smokey Mountains here in the States
We did explore the grounds of Good Hope and I for one loved all the tropical flowers as you'll see below.
No matter where Sonsearae goes she make new friends, as it happens these ladies live west of here in the Pan Handle of Florida
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