Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dry Land Tourist Chronicles: Lime Cay

After numerous near trips, I finally made it to Lime Cay!

Lime Cay, a small island off the coast of Kingston, is home of one of most beautiful beaches in all of Jamaica.

Accessible only by water, Lime Cay is popular with local boat owners.

The waters just off Lime Cay Beach, along with the smaller even more isolated cays, are excellent places to go snorkeling, explore underwater caves, and watch for wildlife. These little islands are close to the Norman Manley International Airport, so you can sit back, relax, and watch the flights arrive from all around the world.


NASA Visible Color Landsat image of Port Royal Cays with islets and shoals

Monday, May 11, 2015

#FWTWGathering

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with a small group of like-minded females for a brunch hosted by one of my favourite blogs For Women To Women.

Photo Credit: ForWomenToWomen.com



The Gathering

I did not know what to expect at all. My relationship with women my own age has not been the best in the past, so I was a bit nervous but open to the experience. I ensured I left all my assumptions at home.

Unfortunately, I was late so I missed the introductions but I was lucky to catch the "Conversation Starters and Discussions worth having" segment which proved to be very insightful. We were asked to pick a question from a jar & took turns sharing our opinions in the various topics. Some of the topics discussed were self-esteem, supporting other women, empowerment & how we felt about our representation in the media. Our conversations brought forth a wide array of other topics relevant to 20 -30 something year olds. We paused from our very thought provoking conversations to snap a few pictures.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I'm In Love With The Cocoa Jouvert

"Carnival is defined as an event where many people gather to celebrate something."

Jamaica's Carnival season runs from January to April.

My love affair with  Carnival started when I was younger. I last played mas in Kiddies Carnival when I was in first form in 1997. At that time, there were two bands "Jamaica Carnival" & "Bacchanal Jamaica". When Jamaica Carnival ended I took a sort of hiatus from soca but as faith would have it almost 10 years later I rekindled my love affair.

I love playing pretty mas but my heart is devoted to the "dutty" ways of Jouvert! I love the colours & the vibes of Jouvert, so it is no surprise that it is my favourite part of the whole Carnival festivities.

This season, I got of to a late start but I know I picked the right event to start with...Sunset Cocoa Jouvert.