My time in the Blue Mountains was amazing and something that I’ll never forget (huge thanks to Andre and his family for housing and looking after me – I really appreciate it guys!) but I felt it was time to move on and explore some more of the island. The logical choice seemed to be to head down the other side of the mountains from where I started and in to Surrey County of the east side of the island. Funnily enough, Surrey is the county I’m from back in the UK so this was somewhere I was really keen to visit – how would it compare to back home?
For those unfamiliar with the geography of Jamaica, here’s a map with Surrey county highlighted:
I’m staying in Port Antonio now for a good few weeks so if anyone has any suggestions on what to do please let me know! I’ve heard there’s some fantastic Marlin fishing (someone recommended the guys over at Deep Drop Fishing to me) but I’ve never been fishing before. This trip is all about experiences though, so it’s definitely something I’m going to try. I just hope I don’t get seasick…. Other than fishing, relaxing on the beach and eating copious amounts of jerked chicken there isn’t a whole lot to do here – and that’s why I’m loving it so much!
I’m staying in a lovely little apartment down by the sea (I’ll try to get some pictures next time if my camera starts working). It’s very small, but it’s cute. I really like it and the view is just utterly stunning, not to mention that the beach is a 30 second walk away. There’s quite a few tourist resorts round here too but people seem to stay in them and not venture out, so it’s got quite a traditional feel around here.
I finally have a stable internet connection again too which is nice. Turns out I did start to miss the internet a bit whilst up in the mountains (well, I missed Netflix and online gaming – two guilty pleasures I’ve never been able to kick) and the connection here is really good. Thinking of booting up League of Legends (it’s an online game for anyone who doesn’t know) for the first time in ages and just chilling out playing it on the beach. Not every day you can do that! Only problem is my account is over on the EU server so I’m not sure how I’ll sort that one out. Plenty of time to find out though.
Anyway, I’m going to head down to the beach now for another day of lounging around and relaxing. Currently reading the Game of Thrones series after so many people recommended it to me. Loving it so far.
Until next time,