Its been a couple months since we took our little excursion to Bassin-Bleu in Jacmel, but I still wanted to write about it. This was our second trip outside of Port-au-Prince and it was great to get out of the city and cross some mountains to a new area. It took us about 2 hours or so to get there.
Once we arrived at Jacmel it took us a little while to find Bassin-Bleu (the blue bassin), but with the help of a local we were able to find it. We went through some back roads, crossed a big river that looked like it was too deep to cross, and then we kept going further and further into the country and up in the mountains to where we found a little village. This village was in the middle of nowhere, but there was actually even a little gift shop of sorts. It seemed rather out of place, but this little village gets some income off of it.
Walking through the trees and out in nature was so refreshing. It was so good to get out of the city and even get a little much needed exercise. Arriving at the water we soon saw that the river was true to its name and really is blue. It was neat seeing the contrast of the blue water against all the green foliage. We even got to jump from some rocks into the water, but 1 jump was enough for me because it actually was a really long ways. I had to do it because once I had climbed up the rocks there wasn't really another way down, so I did it, but don't really have to ever do it again. Swimming around in the water was good enough for me. It was absolutely wonderful being surrounded by nature again. Being out in God's creation really is soothing for the soul.