Fish Dunn / Done Falls , Portland Jamaica
As you approach Fish Dunn Falls you’ll notice a series of other smaller cascades; a feeling of excitement rushed over me as if they were previews of a much greater treasure. Through narrow, winding roads and clouds of fog, thankfully finding Fish Dunn Falls was simple enough. From what I’ve heard, a route starting at Buff Bay’s gas station to the Avocat bridge over the river is easier, though the scenic trip I had was not my definition of hard.
Beyond the rocks that can be seen from land lies a deep pool. Though I can swim, the shoving undercurrent and inability to see far below the water surface inspired me to perch upon a submerged rock and simply enjoy just being there. Admiring the view of Fish Dunn Falls, feeling cool mist brush my face, and having my body awakened by the river’s stiff chill.
Off the Beaten Path: “ Hidden ” Waterfall in Jamaica
I would consider Fish Dunn Falls to be “hidden” in plain sight, kinda like the power station oases in Ocho Rios and St. Elizabeth! Its low-profile area seemingly may not have much traffic running through it; possibly one of those places you go to only if you’re going to or through there. The natural pool channels into a stream that snakes beautifully into the valley, something I hadn’t noticed until the drive back.
Does Fish Dunn Falls look like it should be on your travel list?
Let me know in the comments if it’s right up your alley, or not commercial enough for your personal preference.
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