Who: Miles Light
Where: Kingston and Falmouth, Jamaica
On Tuesday, Feb. 9th, I was able to get about 5k out of Kingston and
head up into the Blue Mountains for Irishtown. It's a right-turn on
the main road toward the mountains. Strawberry Hill, an exclusive
resort is near the end of this road.
School children hanging around during my bike ride to Irishtown and
View along the road to Irishtown.
This guy's name was "Scooby" -- he basically raced me down the hill to
Kingston. Amazingly, and despite some close calls with on-coming
traffic, he stayed with me the entire way - on his child-size BMX
Downtown (New) Kingston: Emancipation Park and Port Royal
Fishing Boats at sunset, along the coast of 'Mo Bay
Falmouth Tax-Collector's Office. The whole city here retains a certain
decrepit, colonial feel.
Ubiquitos jerk-chicken cookins' -- this guy charged J$150 for a chest
of chicken and some bread.
A view from Burwood Beach, just across from the "Starfish" Resort. The
locals called the water "cold", but I thought it was perfect.
Andrew, my Kite-surfing instructor and me at Burwood beach. I got
skunked the second day there (no wind), but had a great first day and
got up onto the board a bit. Kiting has the potential to be extremely
fun, but also extremely dangerous. Sometimes the kite won't crash,
continuing to pull you down, through the sand and rocks, until you hit