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Jamaica Country Time Activity - Trying to catch crayfish

by Cheryl Gentles
(St. Andrew, Jamaica)


Jamaica50 Entry #17 -Jamaica Country Time Activity - Trying to catch crayfish



I was in my early twenties when i excitedly said yes to go to this river near or in Three Hills, St Mary.

I was born in St Andrew, five (5) years after Jamaica gained independence :) but man oh man, i have always been a country girl at heart!

So no hesitation was on my part, when my friend who lived in Three Hills invited my friend, also born in St Andrew, and myself to come and catch crayfish - yuhoo!

So there i was with my friend and his nephew in knee high water, peering under rocks to catch crayfish.

Of course, i was just wide-eyed and adrenaline flowing like crazy through me lifting rocks to see crayfish and yank them from under the rocks and put them in the bag - but it didn't work like that :)

You had to be quiet when lifting rocks and be very quick to not only grab but grab with a technique which of course, I didn't possess. Grab incorrectly, and one would probably hear my screams all the way in Kingston!

So how did that crayfish thingy worked out? I think i remembered that i caught a few out of the seeming millions that my friend and his nephew got (lol) but hey being soaked from head to toe and being pinched - thank goodness they were small pinches, :)

I had a funtastic (yes "funtastic")time trying to catch crayfish - hmmm, a beautiful, exhilarating country time activity it was for me!

Great to be a Jamaican huh :)

(Was trying to find a river pic, but alas,none - but i have uploaded a picture of me, the "Crayfish Hunter"

Happy fiftieth Jamaica!



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