Friday, October 07, 2011

Falmouth, Jamaica

Here is the coconut vendor standing not far from the juice vendor in my previous post.
I didn't see him cutting up the whole coconuts so customers can drink the juice.
As a tourist without carrying a heavy-duty knife, I would not know what to do with a whole coconut with the exocarp (outermost layer) and husk still attached.


After the juice and coconut vendors, tourists can peruse the boards along this paved walkway.
The boards explain the history of Jamaica and the the town of Falmouth where our ship was docked.


As I come to the end of the walkway, I noticed this board. I didn't realize the 3-time Olympic gold medal winner, world record holder, and now the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, grew up not far from here.


After you leave the port area, you come to the edge of town where a policeman directs traffic.
To come back into the port area, you have to show an ID to prove you are either a passenger or a port worker.


I like all the colorful merchandise and island wear.


- Karen

12 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

It is so wonderful to see this post about places in my country. I have been to Falmouth a number of times and my mom attended high school in Trelawny! Falmouth is the capital of Trelawny.Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

betchai said...

beautiful pictures Karen, and as I had wished, I have my coconut juice :)

rainfield61 said...

This must be a colourful country.

AVCr8teur said...

Judy: You live in a beautiful country. Lots of friendly people who greeted us tourists!

Betchai: Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the cool coconut juice.

Rainfield61: Their traditional colorful and comfortable clothing for any tourist to buy to feel like a local.

lina said...

Coconut water is so refreshing on a hot sunny day. :)

Sailor said...

I always loved visiting Jamaica! I do remember your second shot in this post. I have that location picture somewhere in my blog too :D

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La Principessa Errante said...

Love the colors, what a fun series of photos.

Irina said...

Very interesting story with unforgettable illustrations. I like it!

William K Wallace said...

When I was living in Barbados I use to love coconut water and even the jelly inside is pretty tasty. Thankfully the guy's I use to buy them from use to cut the top off with a machete and give me a straw, or sometimes I would buy a litre bottle full of just the juice. Oh boy that was the life, so much better than fizzy drinks and it is good for you.

Nice set of pictures...

Life Ramblings said...

i love coconut juice. it works great as a thirst quencher on those hot summer days. thanks for sharing your wonderful journey.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

So interesting and colorful. Yeah even with the husk off I have a tough time getting into a coconut.

Emm said...

Oh lovely! I've never been to Jamaica before so I enjoyed seeing it through your eyes! I love coconut. I love chewing on the coconutty bits inside. I miss all the tropical fruits from South Africa - fruit is scandalously expensive in London.