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      • Port Royal
        This is the place where many pirate stories of the Caribbean play, the place once called the “Most wicked city on Earth“ and “Sodom of the New World“. Jamaica once was the most important British colony in the Caribbean and Port Royal was its capital. Founded in 1518 by the Spanish at the entry of a natural harbour, it became the largest city in the Caribbean. After Jamaica was conquered by the British in 1655, it flourished as a trade town and pirate heaven until 1692. In that year, an earthquake hit Jamaica and more than half of the city sank into the harbour. Although the city was not given up, it lost its role of importance and title of capital to the other large settlement at the natural harbour: Kingston.

        As in much of Jamaica, not many buildings from the colonial area are preserved. This goes especially for a town which has been destroyed twice by an earthquake (the other was in 1907). Most of the sights are located on the site of Fort Charles which was one of four such forts. The former goal house as well as the old naval hospital are two examples for old buildings still standing. Both are unfortunately in a sorry state. The church is the only well-preserved historic building outside of Fort Charles. However, it is hoped that there will be enough funds collected in the future for archaeological researches as most of the sunken city is just a couple of meters away and only a couple of meters down in the water. Also, the harbour is full of sunken 17th and 18th century ships.

        Port Royal is well connected by bus to Kingston and the airport and is therefore a popular day trip destination for those in Kingston. Many visitors also opt for a boat trip to the nearby island of Lime Cay with its white sand beach.
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      Graphic showing average weather in Port Antonio in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 25.9 164.7 78.6 64.8
      Feb 26 122.8 78.8 48.3
      Mar 26.4 89.1 79.5 35.1
      Apr 27.1 136.4 80.8 53.7
      May 27.7 255.5 81.9 100.6
      Jun 28.3 248.3 82.9 97.8
      Jul 28.6 182.8 83.5 72
      Aug 28.8 224.1 83.8 88.2
      Sep 28.5 238.8 83.3 94
      Oct 27.8 349.8 82 137.7
      Nov 27.3 343.6 81.1 135.3
      Dec 26.5 235 79.7 92.5

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        • Blue Lagoon, Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaic
          I’m always up for an adventure, so when the opportunity came to visit the Blue Lagoon in Portland I jumped at the chance. Besides, Portland is a favourite spot of mine because it’s always lush and green, and it seems like it rains there every day. While this is great for the environs, it’s not so great for the roads (you’ll see what I mean when you visit) ... But back to the Blue Lagoon …

          The Blue Lagoon is a striking body of water that has a gorgeous turquoise colour, and is as deep as you can imagine. The water is clear and blue as far as the eyes can see, and it’s said to be about 180 feet deep.

          When I visited I took the boat tour across the Lagoon, and when you get to the center, it is simply stunning to look at. I wasn’t up to swimming that day but I’m going to be sure to dive in when next I visit. The Lagoon is clear and fresh, and my nephew who took the plunge says it’s refreshingly warm.

          The Blue Lagoon is surrounded by beautiful tropical flora, so of course I took the time to walk about and enjoy the colours, as well as the varying species of plants and flowers. The scene is made even more picturesque, because its surrounded by mountains, from which freshwater springs run down into the Lagoon.

          If you are looking for a natural, breathtakingly beautiful spot to visit that oozes charm and unspoilt beauty, the Blue Lagoon in Portland is a great option. Portland is located on the north eastern part of Jamaica, and is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches on the island (but that’s for another post).

          Until next time, as we say here in Jamaica … ‘Walk good.’
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