Lovers’ Leap

In the Caribbean Sea, in Jamaica, in St. Elizabeth, on the south coast is where Lovers’ Leap is found. Lovers’ Leap is 1,700 feet above sea level…a sheer drop to the Caribbean Sea below. From truth, to myth, to legend, this is where Jamaica’s version of Romeo and Juliet took place. This loving, but desperate action took place in the 18th century. Their names were Mizzy and Tunkey, and they were very much in love. According to legend, slave master, Chardley, wanted Mizzy for himself, and decided to sell her lover to another plantation. They decided to run away… rather than be apart. Chased to this enormous and dangerous cliff with nowhere else to go…they hugged each other and jumped.



About Sheryl Teach Stark

Hi my name is Sheryl. I am a Humanitarian, Blogger, and a gardener. I love all music, but reggae more so. I cannot tell you everything about me here, so follow me on facebook: and on twitter @givingirl. One Love.
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