This protected gem boast some of the world’s most unique geologic features and ecosystems. The Cockpit Country Adventure Tours ensured I saw and experienced all of this.
It is heart breaking knowing that on August 31st, 2019 as this is been written, the government is exploring mining this area known as Alps. So much to be negatively impacted for exported profits.
I witnessed first hand some of my favorite farmed products being reaped and transported. The make up of the terrain enables hillside farming as the soil is able to withstand erosion, both water and wind. The produce ranges from ground provisions, fruits to legumes. So much to enjoy on your adventure, so much life.
In booking this adventure you will see it all, the farmers, the fruits to indulge in. In my first encounter with the surprisingly awesome “cherry guava”, I in the true sense of the word “raided” the tree.
Cockpit Country Water and Culture
The Cockpit Country supplies 40% of Jamaica’s ground water. Acknowledging that importance makes it easy being against the ventures to mine . Swim, drink, rest in water as cool and fresh as is possible.
Cockpit Country has such a great connection to the culture and history of Jamaica. My ancestors called this home, and now rests below the very ground. Graves, artifacts and other relics are at risk to be dug up. An irrational decision if I am to comment.
Lets join voices in an attempt to shut down further talks of mining the Cockpit Country. Letting the Government know what lies there is richer than any Ore.