Jamaica - Always Something More To Explore

by Cynthia Savoy
(Washington, DV)

Jamaican Cave with carvings

Jamaican Cave with carvings

Contest Entry #12 - Jamaica - Always Something More To Explore

I come to Jamaica very often, each time hoping to experience something different and see something new.

This last time I was able to venture out a lil bit in Ochi and go thru Fern Gully.

Fern Gully is a winding scenic stretch of road that runs just south of Ocho Rios and lead to a town called Colgate.

The area gets its name from the wide variety of ferns which grow on each side of the road and completely block the sunlight, making it very cool and serene.

Along the way there are local artist selling their works, mostly wood carvings and souvenir items.

On my way to Fern Gully I came across this small cave with all of these beautiful carvings.

The creator of this beautiful artwork happened to be there and allowed me to snap this picture.

He hand carved all of these faces into the stone walls of this small enclave.

The detail of the carvings brings the stone to life and you feel as if you are looking at hundreds of souls trapped in stone; definitely not something you see every day and a true testament to how talented and gifted Jamaican people are.

I never expected to come across this on my drive but that is just how Jamaica is - always something more to see and to explore.

- Cynthia

See Also: Green Gratto Caves, Jamaica

Submit YOUR own Picture here or See other lovely photo submissions here.

Comments for Jamaica - Always Something More To Explore

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 13, 2015
Interesting NEW
by: Cynthia

Wow! Interesting story. I didn't know that. I'm actually leaving for JA in 2 days. If I pass thru that way I will definitely stop and talk to him again.


Nov 13, 2015
Mr. Alexander NEW
by: Thom Brantley

Hi Cynthia,

I met this man too. His name is Mr. Alexander. He actually gave me a sculpture he was working on that broke off of the cave. It is beautifull. I wonder, is he still alive? His story is most interesting, and he owns that part of the land on both sides of the road. He was an indentured servant, and the man who owned a lot of land around there, gave it to him.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Jamaican Photo Contest.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Work at home Jobs - Important Warning For Those Looking To Work From Home !

    Oct 22, 16 08:09 PM

    Looking for a work at home business opportunities? Good for you, but Wait! not so fast, you'll need to know a few things BEFORE you start

    Read More

  2. Jamaica teas - Much more delicious!

    Oct 16, 16 01:49 PM

    Editorial: Jamaican teas are the best Published October 16, 2016 I have two large flower pot with fever grass growing, here in America they called it

    Read More

  3. Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie

    Oct 15, 16 02:28 PM

    by Wellesley Published January, 2015Aunt V having her favourite Jamaican Tea Last Sunday, I was listening to a particular program on one of our local

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Bush Teas - Which Is Your Favourite?

    Oct 15, 16 12:47 PM

    Love Jamaican bush teas? Is your favourite on this list?

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)