Moving clockwise again in the parish project, we go from St James to Trelawny. When I first thought about doing a post on what I’ve learned in Trelawny a feeling of dread came over me because off the top of my head I couldn’t remember anything I’ve done there. But as luck would have it all I had to do was search it on my own friggin blog to figure it out! Apparently I, along with a lot of other people who read this blog forget there’s actually four years of history on it, and a search bar at the top of the page. There’s actually a LOT of things I’ve done and learned in this parish!
What I’ve Learned in Trelawny
- The water lights up and glows at night! And this doesn’t just happen anywhere in the world. As I’ve said a hundred times in the past, Glistening Waters is one of the most amazing spectacles I’ve ever seen in the world – not just Jamaica.
- One of the most recent things that’s happened in the parish is the new cruise ship port that docks the largest cruise ship in the world. This is of little importance to me because I have no desire to cruise (especially with the rash of recent disasters on cruise ships!), but I’ve seen that largest one in the world docked there. I’ve only seen it from the highway and even from that far away it still looks like Mount Everest. Quit a site to behold.
- I found a broke down, but still very real CASTLE! I wish more people were interested in finding the hidden treasures of this island because the signage is so poor that you actually have to LOOK for these things rather than have the obvious pointed out. It’s way easier to find a beach and a rent-a-dread than it is to find an important piece of Jamaica’s heritage.
- The infamously talked-about town of Wait-A-Bit. At least its infamously talked about on my Facebook page because it’s just too cool of a town name to not mention and look for! Good luck finding it unless you’re taking the hard road from Mandeville to the north coast. I suffered acute nausea on those winding mountain roads up there.
- Trelawny is a yam parish and if you ever go on a road trip way up the hills to Albert Town you’ll see nothing but yam farms, and you’ll probably get stuck behind a giant yam truck that you can’t pass because the road is too narrow.
- Falmouth, the capital of this parish has it’s own distinct vibe and appearance compared to most other major towns on the island. Driving through it is unlike most places I’ve driven through in Jamaica. The streets are geometrically laid out in straight lines which is peculiar compared to the randomness I seem to find everywhere else on the island. Even the houses look different from all the other houses in Jamaica.
- Usain Bolt is a Trelawny boy. So are Warren Weir and Michael Frater. Okay so pretty much the entire Jamaican track team are Trelawnians (is that a word?) And for the Canadians readers – so is Ben Johnson. Nuff said.
I think that’s it for me and this parish – I haven’t done it all! So….what do YOU know about Trelawny? Share in the comments below!