beautiful day here in Long Bay Portland. Taking a time out to get that good sun and sea water in the locks, skin and soul within.. Students go back to school tomorrow after easter break, which means the crazy mini bus drivers are back in full effect, Risking lives in and out of the vehicles they commandeer. That means steer clear. A few youngsters enjoying the calm sea before heading back.
Great to see my fishermen friends made it back safely to shore. With a big barracuda in tow. Definitely not feeling like a fish out of water. Not feeling a thing actually.. Aaah - a so it go in Jamaica..... survival of the fittest.
These brothers are some truly talented and brave individuals who for years have ventured out to sea providing for themselves and their families. Jamaica Naturally is a self-sustainability initiative, and we are providing an outlet for individuals to continue to help themselves through natural endeavors.. Less spearfishing is a great thing for marine life in Jamaica, so they offer snorkeling trips as a way to lessen the effects of overfishing, while still providing an income.
If you or friends are visiting Jamaica - Markey, Ricky and Damion are three longtime friends of mine from Long Bay you can hire, to safely snorkel in the calm, clear Caribbean Sea and experience the gorgeous tropical marine life. US$20 an hour per person ($50 for 3 hrs) to have a personal guide with you who knows the waters extremely well, All the fishermen are licensed and hold current permits. Here are their FB links - please contact them directly - no middleman - .and contribute to empowering coastal communities in Jamaica that truly need it. We provide a waiver for you to sign before undertaking any physical activities.
Ricky - please contact Marky or Damion for Ricky's info
Our first blog will be a series of video clips to introduce you to some of the people and places you can learn about through our site. Our youtube channel is new, but we have many clips to share with you, and will be adding more each week.
The first clip is Blacka explaining some of the bushes used in the Jamaican 'roots' tonic he makes :
And some Long Bay Portland vibez here :
Reach Falls Portland a mystical place to visit