September has started and I can only remember my summer holiday that was spent in Jamaica. England suffered a drought with temperatures that were hotter than Jamaica. Westmoreland in Jamaica had sunshine in the morning and brief heavy rain sessions every afternoon. I travelled through Jamaica and visited family whilst celebrating the Emancipation and Independence days in Jamaica.
It was a wonderful flight and the plane finally landed in Jamaica after a second attempt to find the runway. It was hurricane season and it was very cloudy when the plane was attempting to land.
The first night and day was spent in Negril. I was not able to catch the sunset but the night’s entertainment was good whilst I walked along the beach at night. It was late to bed and early to rise for another walk along the beach before having breakfast and heading home.
Savanna-la-mar had a military style vehicle parked near to the court house. The situation in Westmoreland had changed since my last visit in December 2021. In God I trust: everybody said that I must be careful when moving around and do not stay out late.
The above meals included irish moss, hominy porridge whilst in Mandeville, crab whilst visiting family and fresh fruits from the street vendors. I avoided having to cook for as long as I could. A sharp increase in prices since my last visit meant that I eventually had to start using the kitchen at home.
A trip to Kingston was long overdue so I travelled to Kingston after Church had finished. It was two wonderful days over the Emancipation weekend and I had to visit Emancipation Park and Island Grill.
The Emancipation Day parade was amazing. I followed the parade from Half Way Tree and pass Emancipation Park. The morning and afternoon was enjoyable.
The afternoon was spent in downtown Kingston at the waterfront and visiting the stalls to do some shopping.
After coming home from Portmore, Jamaica I spent the evening at an open air concert in Emancipation Park.
The trip home from Kingston to Westmoreland was a traumatic one. The brakes failed on the bus and it had to go to a garage and then it was hit by a truck that came from a side road. We all had to make our own way home from Goshen via different taxis.
Whilst in my back garden I finally realised that it was the parrot who was saying hello to me. It was quite funny. The new puppies were not as welcoming. This was the second sighting of one of these insects in my house. I wonder if there is a nest.
The above three images are off Montego Airport, Jamaica, Tottenham with the full moon showing and a close up off the full moon. The summer holiday had ended and I was back in England watching the planes fly by. This was my first holiday in high season and the flight was not cheap but the service was good.