Photos from Cool Blue Hole, St Ann Jamaica

Last Sunday (June 27th) was the date of the monthly photo trip I go on with an active local photography group that meets via photo sharing site Flickr. The One Love Jamaica Flickr Group went to Cool Blue Hole in St Ann –  a quite spot in the hills just outside Ocho Rios that is a nature lover’s paradise with lots of greenery and a 25 foot pool and a series of waterfalls. The second spot was Rio Nuevo in St Mary – the site of the final battle between British and Spanish forces in 1658 to determine possession of Jamaica, a battle which the Spanish lost and Jamaica switched hands from a Spanish Colony to belonging to the British.

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Cool Blue Hole in St Ann Jamaica, near Ocho Rios

I got most of my photos at Cool Blue Hole in the morning as I went on the trip with a really bad cold and by 1pm my meds had worn off and I wasn’t well enough to frolic around the mouth of the river and beach at Rio Nuevo. Spent most of the afternoon hanging with Brian, Charlene, Remlin and Gio chatting about random topics and enjoying the views. More photos below.

Flickr Group of photographers of all skill levels begin to explore
Then this really nice lady asked me to join her for a swim (I wish!)
I followed the River into the bushes as far as I could
Then I had second dip with another pretty lady (still wishing!)
I had no tripod to get the milky water - My pal Joel did a good job with this one
another beautiful collage of photos from the Cool Blue Hole stop by Gio

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