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Old 05-03-2011, 12:42   #1
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Jamaica - Great Place

I sailed through the Windward Passage last week bound for Panama, and encountered strong trade winds south of the Pedro Bank (35 gusting to 40) sat to a sea anchor for 12 hrs. My wife and father asked me to turn around and go to Jamaica.

We turned around, entered in Port Royal and I am glad we did...this island is beautiful, and the people are great!
I am anchored off Lime Cay right now and connected with a broadband modem that I bought...great service and inexpensive.

There have been some bad reports about Jamaica, but so far my experience has been good, and I intend on spending a few more weeks and visiting a few more of their many bays.

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Re: Jamaica - Great Place

We will be in Jamaica in mid-April. Please continue to update the post as your information will be valuable to us.
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Old 05-03-2011, 13:22   #3
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Bee, thanks for the info about Jamaica. Good to know. You guys have fun.

Yes, it can get a wee bit windy on that passage. We did it last May.

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I found a cruising guide online at: Jamaica Cruising Guide
Still reading it but seams to have great info.

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Re: Jamaica - Great Place

I have never understood what the dislike about Jamaica comes from.

Good people, food, scenery, diving, etc, dod I mention food, rum..

Used to dive on old Port Royale before they made it a protected sire, hope it still is.

Oh yeah, beautiful beaches also..
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:44   #6
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I have never understood what the dislike about Jamaica comes from.

Good people, food, scenery, diving, etc, dod I mention food, rum..

Used to dive on old Port Royale before they made it a protected sire, hope it still is.

Oh yeah, beautiful beaches also..
Old Port Royal is still a protected site. I found a place to fill my dive tank in Port Royal after sailing with it empty through the southern Bahamas because I could not find a place to fill it south of Nassau.

The beer, food, and rum is inexpensive here too.

Everyone that I have met has been friendly.

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