Round About Port Antonio
Trip Start Nov 10, 2008
6Trip End Nov 14, 2008
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The town is a packed one, with the hustle and bustle expected in a small town. People are about their business and children are trying to get to school. You might see children on the road as late as 10 because apparently the bus system is not so regular.
I think that in a new town, not cause you inviting danger, but just in case you should be in need, one ought to check out where the pharmacy is and at least one doctor's office. So I drove slowly and did that. Easy.
I saw a church from the distance that looked very stately. It's the Christ Church and it's a beauty - so stop by and take a peek in and around - they don't mind.
The town is in the midst of some new building developments and one will notice the aim to keep the new structures in the Georgian style of architecture. Taking the road towards Titchfield will have you pass the De Montevin Lodge - a beautiful little building. It too is a hotel but it's a little too close to the road for me.
I got lunch at KFC (yup) and ate it by the Folly Lighthouse.
The lighthouse is operated by the Port Authority and the chap there is wiiling to let you in to view the structure and eat. I brought my mat, sat under a tree and ate and read. Parking: Free Entry: Free
The town has most major banks: Bank of Nova Scotia, First Caribbean and another one I can't remember. There are ATMs. Though on the day I went neither of BNS were working. The gas station in town will be selling gas a little higher than in Kingston.
There are a couple clubs, eating places and shops (clothes, computer, grocery). There is a mini photography shop. The main bookstore is Hamilton's I think - with a sparse collection of international books and a decent collection of local ones.
Where I stayed