|The north coast of Jamaica is very dramatic, with high
mountains in the distance
|And the fishing is good, too.
|Sturdy and comfortable, the rafts are amazing.
|Erol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio was absolutely first
rate, and amazingly inexpensive! We'd come back here
|Later, we took a taxi into the highlands to raft down the
Rio Grande on bamboo rafts once used for taking sugar
cane down to the mills
|Our guide expertly poled the craft downstream,
avoiding obstacles and sipping Red Stripe beer with us.
Now that's my idea of a raft trip!
|We couldn't believe our luck! The windward passage
was glass, and by nightfall the next day we were safely
anchored in Port Antonio, Jamaica
|What a neat place! As we walked into town, Johnny
presented himself as our escort and facilitator.
Together we enjoyed lunch at a local restaurant.
|Legendary Montego Bay I'm afraid has lost its charm to
developers, but the Yacht club still provides a warm
welcome to visiting sailors
|Anchoring was difficult, and cruise ships kept us alert as
a steady stream came and went.