It is said to have been owned by one of the first English families to settle in Jamaica after the Spanish were defeated in the late 17th century.
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Roaring River Caves
A flight of stairs along a hillside will lead you to the entrance to the expansive cave. The 45-minute tour explores a series of limestone caverns laced with sprinkles of glistening natural quartz stones and 2 mineral springs inside. Eyes gradually adjust to the interior darkness with the help of a string of light bulbs lining the walls to reveal the intricate details. Unfortunately the video camera didn’t adjust as well as the eyes did.
What do you see in this photo?
Roaring River Caves’ Mineral Pools
Two cool mineral springs offer refreshing swims while touring. One of them is shallow enough to sit in, while the other apparently still has no confirmed depth (similar to the once-acclaimed “bottemless abyss” in Portland) after diving as far as 115ft; guess who jumped right in?!
This was actually my first cave swim experience. Enjoyed it so much, I swam in cave pools at another venue two weeks later!
Roaring River, Westmoreland Jamaica
Take a stroll to the community watering hole where you’re sure to find residents of all ages frolicking and jumping a few feet from the overhead bridge into the river. The current of the chilled water will leave you floating downstream if you’re not careful, perfect for a lazy river.
The Roaring River is the main source of water for the Shrewsbury community and central Westmoreland. Sources of the river’s water meet at a towering 300-year-old cottonwood tree with an impression of an eye in its centre, while a hydro plant with an old stone aqueduct collects its runoff to generate electricity.
Let’s talk; In your opinion:
What’s the difference you observe with a public river, and a privatized river?
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