Place & Perspective – Negril Lighthouse/Rick’s Cafe/Carpe Diem

The Negril Lighthouse was built in 1894. You will find a perfect view of this landmark in Jamaica from another landmark, Rick’s Cafe.

We arrived at Rick’s Cafe in minutes from the Samsara, a great hotel in between Rick’s Cafe and Seven Mile Beach, just in time to see a diver prepare to jump from the cliffs.

Ten second video of the jump.

My husband has jumped off the moderate sized cliffs the Samsara is built upon numerous times; I have not. I decided this was my year to jump. I contemplated the sea below, the height, and decided to seize the day and finally jump off the cliffs.

There I go, my hair makes me laugh, it looks as if it wants to stay behind and is yelling, “NO!”

My husband jumped with the underwater camera this year. Here’s a quick glimpse of what you see and hear when you jump in from the cliffs.

I’m glad I did seize the day, the next morning the sea was rough, churned up by Hurricane Michael’s path to the left of Jamaica. If I had waited I would have missed my chance.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

This post is part of Skywatch Friday

21 thoughts on “Place & Perspective – Negril Lighthouse/Rick’s Cafe/Carpe Diem

        1. Timelesslady

          I will Anne. I want to be able to tell my grandchildren I jumped off from a cliff into fairly deep water when I was 60. I want them to stay active and involved in having fun all their lives.

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          1. That is marvelous! Our grandson was with us when I did something daring. We took a trail that was a #5 out of 10. I didn’t know what that meant. It was beyond the ability my 75 years and replaced knees, but we made it to the waterfall and back without accident. He will certainly remember it.

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            1. I was glad to get out alive. The second time I attempted a trail that was too difficult, there was a woman ahead of us who fell. While we waited for the emergency people to pass us, we decided to turn back. I’m still thankful I didn’t fall on that hike. You are young enough to take more chances than I would, but I suspect you are sensible enough to stay safe.

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            2. Timelesslady

              I am the definition of safe…sometimes probably too cautious, but I don’t usually get hurt…at least not yet.

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    1. Timelesslady

      That cliff is super high. These were down the road at the Samsara…about the height of a high dive at a pool. Even though the water is crystal clear I always wonder what is swimming in it the same time as I am.

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        1. Timelesslady

          My cliff was not very high…high for me, but nowhere near what the divers do at Rick’s. The cliff at our hotel had a terrace on hot for even footing, and a ladder to climb back out. Still…jumping from any height is not something I do often, so I felt good about it.

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