Small Group Day Trip to Negril Beach
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 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.