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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


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Nov 13, 2015
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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.

Thanks

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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.

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