A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about freezing-cold waterfalls in Iceland. Today I’m going to introduce you to a couple that are a teensy bit warmer!
The first is Dunns River Falls, which tumble 600 feet into the sea just to the west of the town of Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s popular north coast.
And it seems like everyone who visits the island can’t resist climbing this picture-postcard limestone staircase. So who am I to argue?
I read in one guidebook that most people don’t attempt the whole height of the falls, but that wasn’t my impression. In fact, we did it twice!
Scaling the famous riverbed through cascade after cascade was a huge amount of fun. I’d certainly do it again if I’m ever back in Jamaica.
Much less well known than those at Dunns River, Mayfield Falls are located in the hills south of Montego Bay.
Made up of 21 separate cascades, the tallest of which is only about 10 feet high, Mayfield Falls are certainly not as dramatic as their more famous compatriot.
Having said that, being much less accessible, they are infinitely more peaceful than Dunns River. In fact, other than our guide, we didn’t see another soul while we were in the river, making Mayfield Falls a great place to have a bit of fun while escaping the crowds.
Although Dunns River and Mayfield Falls both involve clambering up a streambed via a series of cascades, they couldn’t be more different. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed both experiences, and definitely feel either is worthy of a visit.
This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, which this week is Things That Are Wet, Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge, which is Bed (I’m taking this to mean the bed of a river), and Jo’s Monday Walk.
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