Thursday, February 13, 2014

Slavery's Home Was Good Hope Jamaican Plantation

FALMOUTH, Jamaica (Jan. 30) — In the steamy hot jungle of Jamaica lies the Good Hope Great House Plantation, built in 1750.  For the 3,000 slaves on the plantation it was hopeless.  Master John was a “womanizer,” according to our tour guide.  Crops are still grown on the plantation.  The plantation's birthing house for slave women still stands and is quite chilling.
We finished the morning with lunch in the jungle.  The Canadian couple I was with ordered Red Stripe beer, the same that 007 drinks in “Dr. No,” a book I was reading that week.  The movie of the same name was a disappointment, although filmed in Jamaica.

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