Friday, November 19, 2010

Discovery Bay

We went to Discovery Bay today - Christopher Columbus was looking for fresh water and sailed into the bay on his second voyage to the New World - 1494. There was no river and he called it a dry harbor - pretty though!! The aloe plant is laying on a 'strong box' - the planters would place their valuables in them and the bottom was filled with weights so it couldn't be stolen easily! The cross is noted for Barrett - sibling of Elizabeth Barrett who married Robert Browing - this Barrett was a plantation owner here. It was pretty interesting and in need of repairs as much of Jamaica is!!

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