22 Jan AM – Chasin’ Waterfalls

Shot of me climbing one of the hardest parts of the falls. PC: Nikki.

Shot of me climbing one of the hardest parts of the falls. PC: Nikki.

 Maybe TLC was wrong when they said “Don’t go chasin’ waterfalls” because we did just that today and it was epic. After a rainy morning that caused us to miss out on a dive due to less than ideal conditions, we set out for Dunns River Falls as a group. This is a series of natural waterfalls ending in the ocean that proved to be more fun than a water park. In the words of our professors, “There are two types of people: those that hold hands and walk up the easy side of the falls, and those that don’t.” I can confidently say that our group likes to live on the edge. With gushing water and tall, challenging climbs, we made our way up to the top of the falls with nothing more than some scratches and bruises. Then, we went for round 2. And round 3. And some of us even round 4.

Frankie meditating on the falls.

Frankie meditating on the falls.

We then made our way to Ocho Rios, a popular tourist destination for some lunch and souvenir shopping. Believe it or not, we haven’t totally forgotten about our families back home that are braving the cold. We got back just in time for dinner and to work on our final assignments and prepare for our final tomorrow.

Suzie, Will, Dr. Warren, and Dr. Peterson overlooking Frankie’s skillful ability to fit into small spaces.

Suzie, Will, Dr. Warren, and Dr. Peterson overlooking Frankie’s skillful ability to fit into small spaces.

It’s hard to believe how quickly these past 2 weeks has flown by and how, though we started as 20 strangers, we’re leaving as a family.

Climbing the falls.

Climbing the falls.

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