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    Manatees ~

    **sigh** ... a have another bee in my bonnet ... The Manatee ~

    I have been such a fan of the Manatee since - forever ...

    does this make any sense ???

    leave Negril early in the morning ...

    Visit YS early enough in the day for a few Zip Lines for those interested ~

    try to visit the Manatees on the south coast .. Allegator Pond??

    then swing over to Little Ochi for supper???

    Back to Negril in the evening ...

    is this "do-able??"

    what are the chances of seeing the Manatees in the afternoon ... best chance in the morning??? what time of year???

    I have tried to Google and reasearch this ... but - do not really find much current information ~

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    Re: Manatees ~

    in terms of distance...negril to YS is about 1:20 hr

    from YS to mantees[img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img] another hour 1:20 if i recall correctly..back to alligator pond 30 minutes ..den 2:40 back to negril. callit five an a hal hours of drive time ...long day but doable i think
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    Re: Manatees ~

    where are the manatees... are they not closer to likkle ochi? [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]


    I thought the manatees are close to alligator pond and likkle ochi is basically right there no?
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    Re: Manatees ~

    according to Google Earth ... I LOVE that!!! the Manatee feeding sight is a bit farther east ... and Little Ochi is back just a bit west ... toward Negril ~

    same general area on the South Coast ~

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    Re: Manatees ~

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kia</div><div class="ubbcode-body">where are the manatees... are they not closer to likkle ochi? [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]


    I thought the manatees are close to alligator pond and likkle ochi is basically right there no? </div></div> kia..milk river is the most common area.

    the area i was thnkign about however is a place called canoe valley which is on the south coast road between alligator pond and milk river ..a couple miles beyond gutts river.
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    Re: Manatees ~

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RichD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Kia</div><div class="ubbcode-body">where are the manatees... are they not closer to likkle ochi? [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]


    I thought the manatees are close to alligator pond and likkle ochi is basically right there no? </div></div> kia..milk river is the most common area.

    the area i was thnkign about however is a place called canoe valley which is on the south coast road between alligator pond and milk river ..a couple miles beyond gutts river. </div></div> Guts river is a part of canoe Valley. As a matter of fact manatees are are found in tne River by that name. On the mountain side of the road.
    canoe valley is the name of the forrst reserve of about 2,000 acres between Big Pasture, to the north and the sea to the south..
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    Re: Manatees ~

    which part yuh talkin bout doc? not the guts river i know [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img]

    the guts rive i know nuh have no mountain side of the road...and di only thing they had there was alligator

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    Re: Manatees ~

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RichD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">in terms of distance...negril to YS is about 1:20 hr

    from YS to mantees[img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70402-thinking.gif[/img] another hour 1:20 if i recall correctly..back to alligator pond 30 minutes ..den 2:40 back to negril. callit five an a hal hours of drive time ...long day but doable i think </div></div>

    But when do you get the time to smell the roses?????????????????See the Beauty of YS? Enjoy the Manatees, Sit back and enjoy the vibe of Little Ochi, just enjoy being wherever you are without worrying about a time frame? Laurel, this is your sister's first time in Jamaica, are you trying to cram it down her throat so she will love it as much as you, or trying to scare her into never returning?(hope not)

    Girl calm down and let it flow, with all the planning you are doing 4 things are going to happen:

    She'll do a little
    She'll do a lot

    She'll Hate it
    She'll Love it

    Either way you guys get an opportunity to bond in a place that has become a place that you love and want to share with those who you love. Just being in Jamaica at the same time as you and spending an hour or two with you has become My treat. She's going to Love you more for trying. I predict that whatever you show her, she will love.
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    Re: Manatees ~

    everything criss ....

    we just have to have a "loosey goosey" itinerary in place ... so we do not spend too much time asking 'what do you want to do today ??? ... I do not know - what do you want to do???'

    sister has endless and boundless energy ... me - not so much ~ specially since I have been feeling poorly this week leading up to our reach.

    and Mr. is NOT a plan maker at all ... so - we have all had to step up - chat out what is on our 'wish list' .... so we can make the best use of time.

    nuff time in between "activity days" will be spent up in the country with the family and up a bush ... so - our "smell JaJa" time is planned as well .... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img] .... a joke ... not really .... so it goes in Jamaica ... the best laid plans can get mashed up - BUT - the up side to that is .... whatever else happens it always the next best thing - cuz it is happening in JaJa ~

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    Re: Manatees ~

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Laurel</div><div class="ubbcode-body">everything criss ....

    we just have to have a "loosey goosey" itinerary in place ... so we do not spend too much time asking 'what do you want to do today ??? ... I do not know - what do you want to do???'

    sister has endless and boundless energy ... me - not so much ~ specially since I have been feeling poorly this week leading up to our reach.

    and Mr. is NOT a plan maker at all ... so - we have all had to step up - chat out what is on our 'wish list' .... so we can make the best use of time.

    nuff time in between "activity days" will be spent up in the country with the family and up a bush ... so - our "smell JaJa" time is planned as well .... [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif[/img] .... a joke ... not really .... so it goes in Jamaica ... the best laid plans can get mashed up - BUT - the up side to that is .... whatever else happens it always the next best thing - cuz it is happening in JaJa ~
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    i second that, most of the time that we planned things, they didn't turned out, but something else came pon and made things even better

    thats the Jamaican way, gotta survive to live another day.

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    also, who ever else was wondering about places along long bay, i spoke to mokko this week and he said: 'Me like Long Bay, nice place to relax, have a likkle herb*, haffi Guiness ah chill out, but dat's it, den me a go ah yaad. Me nuh stay ova night inna Long Bay.'


    I think that sums it up for me. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] we always felt very safe at Zion as it was private little piece of land, fenced in and lots of tranquility, which is what we are looking for when we go to Ja. (same at mokko's yard) Also, not always that the 'sea cows'/ manatees, will come, but when they do, it's usually around the beginning of rainy season, in May. Sometimes they don't see them at all, depending if they had a hard breeze (hurricane) the season before.


    *herb is illegal in ja, just a friendly reminder, fe any new b [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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