Monday, December 26, 2011

Spending Boxing Day on a Waterfall

Merry Christmas everyone. A day late, but better than never!

So. While many people were out trying to find those epic boxing day deals, me and my family were in sunny jamaica - climbing a waterfall.

So we had planned to do "Dunn's River Falls" from day 1 of this trip, and decided on boxing day because we heard that no cruise ships were docking, so it would be less busy. All 14 of us packed into a little bus, and we headed out to do the falls.

I don't know what I was expecting. Maybe like treking beside the falls and then getting to the top and getting to admite the beauty. I hadn't even seen a picture of the falls so I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But whatever I was expecting was NOT what we did.

We get to the falls, get into a tour group of like 20-25 people, and we starting effin CLIMBING UP THE WATERY ROCKS OF THE FALLS. Seriously. Start to bottom. We climbed up the waterfall.

And apparently, our tour guy Stuart was a bit more adventurous than the other guides. Because we saw several tour groups passing riiiiiight by us, and yet we were forced so the scale the side of an edgeless rock while being pelted by an extremely strong waterfall current.

Can't say I am mad at Stuart, though.

It was awesome. We laughed. We screamed. We bruised our knees. But I will look back at today, December 26th 2011, as one of the coolest days of my life. Seriously. For $20 I got to challenge myself and climb directly up the middle of a waterfall. How many people are able to say that?

If you ever find yourself in Jamaica, I fully recommend you hit up Dunn's River Falls. I bet it is more fun without younger children, and the elderly, but hey - if they are up for it, the guides do make sure everyone is safe.


I love the holidays.

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