By marcus J
Today was very hot and humid . They say that this is typical for Jamaica.
We took a tour of the caribbean island of Jamaica. Our guide said that Jamaica is really a mountain rising out of the sea. We got to see the Dunns River falls. It is a waterfall that is 300 meters high. They say it is the most popular tourist attraction in Jamaica. We then drove through the mountains to get to the jungle river tubing tour .Finally we got to eat at the famous Ricks which is on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It is famous for seeing people cliff diving.It was cool to see where my Dad dove off the cliff into the ocean. Tomorrow I get to go to the Green Grotto Caves.
there was one of the people that went and it was cool how they just jumped of and fell 100 feet down
this is a picture of me and i'm over on the right and i was checking out the water fall.
this is a beautiful shout of the clear water running down.
We went to a museum in Jamaica and learned a lot about their history, Jamaica’s first inhabitants were the Tainos, an Arawak-speaking people, believed to be originally from South America. These peaceful, seafaring people greeted Columbus when he first visited the island in 1494.From their arrival the Spaniards enslaved and killed off the Arawak through hard labor and ill-treated behavior.Because of this the.population was wiped out so the Spaniards began importing slaves from West Africa to Jamaica in 1517 to work for them. During the 1650s, the British captured Jamaica from the Spanish. The Spanish settlers freed and armed their slaves, who sought refuge in the island’s interior.Under British rule, Jamaica became a busy and wealthy colony.In 1834, Slavery was formally abolished after over 500 years. The most interesting thing I learned was Port Royal became a haven for some of the most famous pirates in history, including Blackbeard and Calico Jack.