When I agreed to come on this fantastic Royal Caribbean #royalmums adventure, I certainly never expected to find myself gadding about on horseback, swimming in the Caribbean sea (after being uncerimonially bounced from said horse’s back) and climbing a 950ft waterfall. Seriously, it has been the stuff of dreams.
We arrived in Falmouth, Jamaica in the early hours of Thursday morning and trotted off on a SEVEN hour excursion to the Dunns River Falls and Horseback Riding in the sea. As you do. Being taught patois was one of the highlights of our bus journey thanks to our tour guide Wilanna. “Mi nem Karrrin, mi com frum da You Kay, mi luv mi bebes, mi like Jamica mon”. Yes, I am now fluent. Ya mon.
The horseback riding was fantastic and highly entertaining if a bit ouchie. Our dip in the sea, on bareback mind you, ended with me bouncing off of my horse and flying in the air. The splash was something to behold I am sure. There is no photographic evidence however. Darn.
We lunched on jerk chicken and rice & peas and prepared ourselves for the massive climb up the famous Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This climb was one of the best things I have experienced on our #royalmums adventure. Becky managed to capture the beauty perfectly.
We were all so very proud of our efforts you know? I so hope that I can bring Mark, Ella and Sam again one day.
Our evening was capped off with another amazing meal, this time in the main dining room. After such a busy day, we all retired early in preparation for our last day and return to reality. I miss the kids loads and can’t wait to get back to Mark but this trip has been so amazing for my heart and soul and has done me a world of good. I’m looking forward to jumping back into life with a renewed skip in my step.