I’ve always been afraid of bats and caves then I went to Jamaica’s living natural history museum the famous Green Grotto.
Stepping into the cave was like walking on sacred ground. So much history was made here. First the Tiano’s and Arawaks seeked shelter and protection from the Spanish, then the slaves as they ran for freedom from the sugar plantations around the island.
We were taken 40 feet below the ground where we saw the most crystal clear water. They only way we knew it was water was when the water was disturbed or when light was shone on the rocks. Breathtaking and scary at the same time. Imagine being in this cave without light?
This experience was chemistry and history class within itself. The bats, their droppings, the rocks you name it….Jackie was in her glory!
We hope you will visit the caves when next you visit Jamaica.