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IMG_4631The seven miles of sugar white sand beach catches the gin clear six inch waves from the Western Jamaica sea daily.  Walking the waterline is an interesting pleasure because visitors will make at least fifty new friends on their hike.  The stretch from the remains of the salt petrified tree in front of Barry’s Bar on Negril Beach runs north easterly toward the boundary line of Couple Swept Away Resort Dive Shop, provide the finest tranquil swimming beach and the resort’s water sports areas.  Foot traffic from other resorts make up most of the pedestrian movement.

SHUT UP and FLY

IMG_4599Jamaica, W.I. in the Western Caribbean sea, just below Cuba, offers the best weather to provide great water sports. Trade winds blow off the Great Morass and down from the mountains to the beaches and cliffs of Negril, Jamaica. The earliest visitors from tourism found this area perfect for sailing , diving, snorkeling, fishing and swimming.  Today the beaches support an infrastructure of all the toys for a fine vacation.  The exception to the formula is no jet-ski watercraft are currently allowed by Parish Local Law.  No Problem, Mon, and peaceful on the ears, too! Longtime friend and Negril resident, ELVIS, works the area near Couples Swept Away.  His day starts early, just as the beach boys are raking the sand and arranging the chaise beach chairs.  By 10:00 AM the chairs are filled and the beach vendors have begun their quest with handmade jewelry, Aloe Vera plant  massages, straw hats, Bob Marley pendants, Coconut sculptures and every know island sales pitch of compelling style. These folk work hard. ELVIS stands in the middle of all with one goal: ” What can I get for YOU?”

IMG_4603ELVIS knows his customer will return again and again.  With his broad smile and likable tone, wit and energy, he walks the several hundred meters of beach with his chant: Parasailing!  The operation is seamless for this mission to get the people to the water’s edge, on the skiff out to the big fast boat and harnessed up and in the air. All day long the beauty of the Parachutes floating over the water just outside of the swim buoy lines attract more customers.  But ELVIS works on.  Negril, Jamaica lives on and the finer resorts, as mentioned, keep the tourist coming back year after year. ELVIS Lives.

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