THEME DAY—LANDSCAPE: WILL IT GO ON FOREVER? (Part 3)

By Yvonne Blackwood

Continuing with our Theme Day—Landscape—and in particular, waterfalls (Do read parts 1 & 2 here and here if you missed those posts) unlike the two previous posts, this week we will spotlight a waterfall that is neither tall nor powerful, but it is a fabulous sight to behold!

Located in the hinterland of Jamaica in the parish of St. Elizabeth, most Jamaicans knew nothing about YS Fall for many years. In fact, I lived the earlier part of my life in Jamaica and had never heard about it. The reason? It is situated in the bushes on private property. Although the property remains an active horse and cattle farm, the owners opened up the vicinity containing the falls to the public in 1992.

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Surrounded by lush tropical fauna, YS Falls is spectacular with its seven tiers of white frothy waters, and pools at the foot of some tiers where people can bathe. The owners have made the falls accessible, added a gift shop and picnic area, and now tourists from all over the world are able to visit and enjoy its beauty—some even zip-line above it!

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