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Small Group Day Trip to Negril Beach

Updated on November 20, 2011
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Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

Our small group which is involved in bible study, fellowship and evangelism decided to deepen our fellowship with a trip to Bubbling Spring Mineral Bath in St. Elizabeth. Well, naturally the conversation turned to let’s go to Font Hill Beach and then we wash off at Bubbling Spring. Good so far. No! People were not in favour of Font Hill. Sand flies, too rocky, too small, just about any excuse will do because they wanted to go to Negril instead. So Negril it was.

Turned out that a day in Negril was enough for the more elderly in the group so no Bubbling Spring. I was looking forward to Bubbling Springs because my son has atopic dermatitis or eczema. But Negril as always was wonderful. We went to Bourbon Beach and had to persuade them on the issue of us bringing our own lunches.

The weather was great, and the beach was not crowded. And there were some topless German tourists in the mix. I was sleepy so I tried to nap for 20 minutes before heading into the water. Upon returning to the van I stopped to ask the grounds man “What’s going on? For a Sunday the place looks quiet”

He replied with workingman’s wisdom. “You take what you get!”

I just love to frame my pics with available vertical lines.
I just love to frame my pics with available vertical lines.
I am always drawn to fruits and nuts even when I am not buying.
I am always drawn to fruits and nuts even when I am not buying.
Sea, sand, sun, and shade.  Negril Beach, Jamaica.
Sea, sand, sun, and shade. Negril Beach, Jamaica.

 I love to swim and the clean wide wonderfully average depth of the warm water of Negril is just fantastic.  Something about the seaside brings out the appetite in people; and before long everyone was hungry.  Because of the restrictions on bringing your own lunch we had to pull one of the beachfront tables out of the sun and eat in the shadows of the stage.  I purchased a chicken lunch for my boy as a peace offering.

A drunk was distracting the ladies but backed off when I approached the table.  Another fellow who was hawking seashells begged me for money and I offered him lunch instead.  He expressed his gratitude with a shell which I forgot to pick up.


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      glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Sunforged, Wavegirl, LeanMan, Money Glitch, htodd:

      To think that I had not responded to comments on this hub for such a long time. and suddenly htodd sends me a one liner and I'm up and running. Such are the literary adventures of Hubpages.

      Thanks to you guys for reading and leaving your kind compliments. We who live in Jamaica seem to take all this exotic beauty for granted.

      Thanks for reminding me of the blessings of our piece of paradise lost.

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Great info..Thanks

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      What a wonderful looking place, it looks great in the Photos.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      I have heard so much about Negril, I just have to go one day. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures, ohhh, I just want to back a bag and go now. :)

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      Negril is just about one of my most favorite places to take a vacation to, The food and the music is just what I look for when I head to a island, Have been all around the island and by far is my favorite spot! I enjoyed this Hub as it made me feel as if I was back there!

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      Awesome, its great seeing pictures of Negril. Im often told about the beauty of the area, but its hard to trust the tourist site photos that can make anything beautiful.