Photographer's Note

Today I start another series on Jamaica's southeast coast, which bears the brunt of both everyday pounding surf and hurricanes. This photo shows the remains of a breakwater built decades ago to protect the main St. Thomas roads which follows the shoreline.

If you look closely, you will also see the black figure of a diver gathering Irish Moss, the much prized seaweed that locals sell on the roadside.

(As my June 26 2009 note states: "... this coast retains the open views and natural character that used to be found in most parts of Jamaica. The brown/grey sandy and stony beaches, the difficult road access and the particular vulnerability of this corner of the island to storms and hurricanes have all restricted conventional tourist development. Hopefully, this has bought time for the area to benefit from the more sustainable value of alternative forms of tourism.")

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