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Published: June 30th 2017
We had a late arrival into Falmouth Jamaica today so it was another leisurely morning. We had breakfast in Park Cafe and wandered the ship for a while. The ship was due to dock at 10:30 and our tour meeting time was 10:15 so we knew we needed to be off as soon as the ship allowed people to go ashore. They made the announcement at 10:15 and we made our way down to deck 3 and then down the escalators to deck 2 to get off the ship. There were no lines and we were off easily.
Our meeting area was jam packed with people and we ended up not leaving the port until 11:15. After departing and turning around to pick up more passengers, we were on our way to Dunn's River Falls. The drive was about an hour and we did make one rest stop on the way.
When we got to the falls, it was packed. We waited about 30 minutes for our tour guide to get our wrist bands to get into the park and then another 30-45 minutes waiting in line to get a falls guide. We had a great time climbing up
the falls. We started at sea level and climbed to 600 feet above sea level. It is very refreshing to be in the fresh water running down from the mountains of the area. Along the way, we slid down a rock into a deep pool and we also did a "Nestea Plunge" into a pool.
After meeting back up with our tour guide, we got back on the bus and made about a 15 minute bus ride into Ocho Rios where we at lunch at a Beach Resort Hotel. The buffet had salad, jerk chicken, curried goat, beef patties, rice and noodles with beans. We had 30 minutes to eat before getting back on the bus and heading off to Calypso Rafting for an inner tube ride down the White River. Once again, the water was a perfect way to spend a hot day. We bobbed through rapids and calm areas for about 30 minutes.
Then, we were back on the bus and on the way to our last stop at a gift shop. Somehow, these tour companies always manage to work in a stop at a merchandise shop. Then we started the short ride (turned out to
be an hour and 30 minutes) back to the ship. All on board time was 6:30 and we managed to arrive back in port at 6:45. We were not the last tour to arrive back though so it was not us delaying the departure.
We had dinner reservations in Sabor at 6:00 which we had missed so, we stopped at the restaurant on the Boardwalk to change our reservation before heading upstairs to clean up. It took us less time to get ready than we anticipated so we watched some of the Oasis of Dreams show before heading to the restaurant to eat.
Dinner was late so, after our walk, we headed up to bed.
Shared: Guacamole, Fried Yucca, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice and Mexican corn on the Cob
Nikki: Three Cheese Quesadilla
Ric: Pork Tacos
Shared Dessert: Churros
Tot: 2.18s; Tpl: 0.043s; cc: 6; qc: 55; dbt: 0.0435s; 2; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 1;
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