Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hero's weekend '07

As being advised by the doctors of blogsphere I tried to book the weekend in Ocho Rios for noodle and I. It would have been the perfect setting to reconcile our defunct relationship but of course by that time the decent, yet still affordable, hotels were already booked out. So on to Negril then, we booked a room at the quaint fun holiday beach resort and kept our fingers crossed the weather would improve.

Friday showed promise for the weekend as there was sunshine for a bit during the day. My only other concern was how would I reach Negril granted that many of the routes were impassable due to flooding or landslides. It wasn't so bad though as the first flooded road I reached only had about 8" of water and was still usable with the aid of the locals who ran through the water telling us where to drive and the second flooded road had a bypass handy at the start. This first picture here was probably taken in Savanna-la-mar by the seawall where there was pretty much no signs of the previous 6 straight days of rain.

What can I say.. they are so postcard-esk, so: wish you were here!

There wasn't much going on in Negril since most of the parties were in Ocho Rios this weekend but I wanted to go to the FameFM Hedo property parties but noodle didn't carry clothes nor was too sure about having me around naked/scantily clad hedonism girls with my new found single status. I was cool with just chilling by the beach and pool all weekend though so it was all good.

We passed through Rick's Cafe and saw one seriously cocky cliff diver. He made his rounds and collected donations then proceeded to climb up a dead tree above the cliffs like he was the star monkey man from planet of the apes. Now about 60 feet above the water he began making poses and pointing at random points in the sky for a few minutes before starting to curse the people below who didn't contribute any money and was trying to take pictures of him diving. He then spent about 8 minutes in the tree top waiting for people to pay to film in before I jumped into the water, at that point all the tourists just left and went to the pool/bar as I am sure they were as disgusted with the man as I was. His whistles and calls to get them to come back didn't do much as they had seen enough.

I didn't really walk around with my camera much so I'll just comment on some of the more interesting(sadly) shots I found on my camera.
- dogs on the beach.. we all know how I feel, esp. mongrel dogs.. eww
- my 1-pac in full glory, maybe I should do something about it, maybe aim for 2 lol
- talk about all inclusive, I would love to stay there but I'm not willing to take out the mortgage for it.

By Monday morning the trip fulfilled all set objectives. Aside from a small spat over scoring after a game of scrabble, noodle and I were an item again and I was a well rested man. We decided to check out early and spend some time in Ocho Rios. The journey was long but the new north coast highway made it a lot easier. There wasn't much to do while we were there so we had lunch then toured the town a bit and found Turtle River Park. The place looked new, I haven't seen it before. Just like my last time off I bucked up on a duck. I should make them the mascot of my vacations.. lol.

11 comments:

Jamaican Dawta said...

A happy ending. Glad all has been resolved :)

marangand said...

Yeah for dri & noodle....try to help her out a likkle more this time...and noodle try and meet him halfway of whatever the problem was...:-)
Glad you got the rest too....and hope you ready for the work week ahead!

Crankyputz said...

Noodles back...damn u miss a few days and the world changes...Hello Noodle..

See only I, observant blogger that I am, caught the with love comment...

(pat on the back CP, pat on the back!)

GC said...

alright Noodle!
*whistles*

SimplEnigma said...

Ahh, young love. Congrats Adrian n SNE. Be glad Ochi was sold out or oonu prolly wouldn't have reconciled what with all the temptations in Ochi this weekend.

Hmm, wonder which part SNE dey. Still recovering, perhaps? LOL.

Stunner said...

Hmm, reconciliation in Negril, sounds like a nice plot for a novel. Well hope the Negril trip worked to heal the wounds of love.

bobby said...

GOOD!!!!!!!!!

Fiyah said...

Congrats to you both! Don't make the same mistakes twice...

Tami said...

shakes head. Young people and love

Adrian said...

arent you just one year older tami?

don't worry I shake my head at the same thing too.

Dutch Pot said...

Noodle!!! You good up good up!! LOLLOL

I learnt that one this morning - had to use it!

All the best guys!!