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Blue Mountain


Hiking in the Blue Mountains 
 Friday Night
This weekend I became a Jamaican. What do I mean you may ask? By this I mean, I finally realized why so many tourists come to Jamaica and not another Caribbean island. This weekend my coworkers and I did something that I believe that every  Jamaican should do, at least once in their lives. This weekend, we climbed the blue mountains. Yes it was hell, yes, it took like 6 hours but in the end it was all worth it.
The trip started with a very winding road through Gordon Town, where we were scared at very turn, I have never seen such deep courners and hedges before in my life. I was very elated when we got to Mavis Bank, the start of the hike,at about 1am Saturday morning.
Mavis Bank, where the bus left us was the start of the journey, much to my surprise my journey was not even close to over, in fact it had just began. We were en route to Portland Gap which was like 3 hrs walk from Mavis Bank. 
The good news was that we got a ride from some farmers going up the hill. This was a very bumpy ride which lasted like 1 hr and 30 minutes, honestly, I wished I had walked since I was now seeing all the edges and hillsides in the very brightly lit van light.
The van stopped at a coffee estate and we had to start walking up the hill at 2:30 in the morning , it was cold and very dark, however we were armed with our flashlights and jackets so nothing could stand in our way. The walk from the estate to Jacob's Ladder took approximately 1 hr and the remaining walk up to Portland Gap took another 2 in all we got there at 5 am, tired and stressed out we went straight to bed.

Saturday Morning
 Saturday Morning was very cold,I was totally freezing. This changed however when the sun came out around 10 am.
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Picture of us on our way up to the top  : We were all tired so we stopped to have a laugh. Donique dwyer and some coworkers from Vistaprint
Picture of us on our way up to the top
We were all tired so we stopped to have a laugh. Donique dwyer and some coworkers from Vistaprint
We are here Amen : We did it and now the proof!. Vistaprint staff on the top of the Blue Mountain
We are here Amen
We did it and now the proof!. Vistaprint staff on the top of the Blue Mountain
In the middle of no where  : . This Picture was taken By Donique Dwyer on her trip to the blue Mountains.Can u believe someone lives here
In the middle of no where
. This Picture was taken By Donique Dwyer on her trip to the blue Mountains.Can u believe someone lives here

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Thian on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:38 PM
U COME UP A MI YAAD SUNDAY AN U COULDNT CALL ME!?! Mi neva know seh a so wi di live bad? lol. Anyway, Blue Mountains are wonderful and I am happy u had a great time. But bowy up deh cold!!!!!
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Anonymous on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:16 PM
lol when i got there you where sleeping , it never mek no sense calling anyone


Richard Reid on Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:32 AM
wow looks like you had f.u.n. lol however I think I will pass on the hours of excercise up that hill oops mountain...
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Latty on Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:13 AM
You need the exercise richard.(lol)


Saju on Monday, February 21, 2011 9:09 PM
It was alot fun I see. When you plannuing to do this again?
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Christine lomba on Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:18 AM
Interesting lettering regarding your climbing to Blue Mountain! In your blog, I have found something interesting about Jamaica. Write something interesting place in Jamaica where I can make my next tour. Thanks!
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