So Many Reasons to visit Turtle Bay in Long Road Portland

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“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay

 

The first time I saw a picture of Turtle Bay was on google where I was searching for places to visit in Jamaica. I was shocked. It looks so magical. I fell head over heels in love instantly. My first attempt at finding this destination was an epic fail but I knew I was never going to give up that easily.

 

I did a more in-depth research and I realized that the Turtle Bay I was looking for was not in the fishing community called Manchineal but in Long Road off-the-beaten-path near the small community of Hector's River which is just a few minutes away from Manchineal. 

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On July 3 2019, I set out to fine this hidden gem. I got a coaster bus from Downtown Kingston to Morant Bay. Then a mini bus from Morant Bay to Long Road in Portland. As soon as I got in the bus, I saw a passenger and I asked her if she knew where Turtle Bay in Long was. she said no. But as soon as I showed her the pictures, she said it is known it has Hennesay Bay. I was super happy. Her response was music to my hears.

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I asked the driver for a stop at Hennesay Bay. When the bus got to my destination, it was at a vendor with members of the community keeping her company. I showed her a picture of Turtle Bay and asked if she knew how I could fine it. She said yes. Good news just keep rolling in. I asked if she knew anyone from the community who would be willing to be my tour guide. She started to look around. She saw a young man by the name of Andrew who was willing to go exploring with me.

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We walked for about ten minutes. During that time, I burried him with question about the community and Turtle Bay. We made a stop that carried us directly to the beach but it was a rough path. But this wasn’t going to stop me from seeing this spectacular view. He was very helpful, taking my hands and pulling me up the slippery path.

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Suddenly, my eyes looked upon one of the most scenic view in Portland. I wasn’t just smiling I was running towards what was really Turtle Bay.

The rocks shaped just like a Turtle. That must be the reason why it’s call Turtle Bay. I will sure to let you know in my next blog post on this beautiful place for I had to revisit.

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It had been a while since I have visited the beach. And, instead of going to a party to drink myself senseless, I wanted to revisit the place where I first fell in love with life.

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Could it have been the glittering sand that glimmered in the golden sunlight, or the peckish seagulls whipping their wings against the ambush of wind.

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Listening with both an open heart and ear, I heard the waves crashing against a nearby rocks.

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The memories poured in, as I went over to the rocks where I knew an abundance of happiness would follow me.

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The best stress relief wasn’t popping pills or smoking a joint , nah… it was the quiet tranquillity of the beach.

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The aroma of saltwater wandering up my nostrils, freeing a spell-like hypnotic trance on me.

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Definitely, it was the grainy sand against my bare feet as I stared passionately at Mother Nature’s beauty.

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It wasn’t only because of those reasons that made me always returned to the beach.

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It also had to do with the feel, the emotion I got whenever I looked out far into the ocean.

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I would forget all forms of agony, regret and frustration. A strong sense of peace and calm resided over me always.

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Only the beach and river made me feel this way.

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With the infinite blue sky above promising sunshine, and the big, fluffy white clouds adding a touch of ecstasy, I felt at home.

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It was an amazing experience. Not in a million years I would guess this place exited in Portland. I have passed this place so many times.

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But I guess the right time was now.

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The water was rough and had sharp stones so make sure you carry your

water shoe.

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I had to take millions of photos. I must say, this place got the best of me.

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Have you heard of Turtle Bay in Portland? Do you dream of seeing the turtle shape rocks? Are you a fan of exploring to distant places?