Falmouth, Jamaica from Above

A view of Falmouth, Jamaica, as seen from the top deck of the Disney Fantasy cruise ship during our 2022 Disney Cruise

A view of Falmouth, Jamaica, as seen from the top deck of the Disney Fantasy cruise ship during our 2022 Disney Cruise.

If you read the Sailing Away from Jamaica portion of our cruise trip report, you know that we ended up waiting a while for the ship to leave the port. If you haven’t read it, go ahead. I will wait. Apparently, I am good at it.

What do you do while you are waiting for the ship to leave port? Well I can’t answer for you, but I grab my camera and take photos. Laura was along with me, too. We were hoping to see them cast off the lines and to see the ship pull away. But instead we got to see a lot of the ship and some good views of Falmouth, too.

It was interesting to see the city down below and the mountains off in the distance, all from several stories above the port buildings below.

Want a closer look? Here you go!

What’s Down There?

A view of Falmouth, Jamaica, from a cruise ship

What you see here is a cropped view of the previous photo, this time focusing on the main part of town. It is a nice-looking town with some interesting buildings that I am sure house shops of different kinds.

Looking back now, I wish that we had taken the time to walk down there. After we returned from our excursion, I didn’t think that we had enough time to do it. And I definitely would not have wanted to be the ones holding up the ship from leaving like other people were. But we might have had time for a quick stroll down there.

Oh well, maybe some other time. You can’t do everything all the time. So you might as well save some for later. We do not have specific plans to go back to Falmouth anytime, but if we do, I am sure the town will still be there waiting for us to explore.

Regrets?

Despite how it may sound above, I do not have any regrets about not walking through the town. Yes, it might have been nice to do. But it did not happen, and I moved on, just like the ship moved on to the next port.

You can live your whole life with regrets. Or you can live your whole life without regrets. It is up to you.

What is the secret to not having regrets? It is simple: Make a decision, stick with it, and go ahead. Do not spend much time looking back and second-guessing yourself. Do not spend all of your time saying, “What if…?” Because it will not change anything. Stick with the decision you made, learn from it if necessary, choose differently in the future, and keep going ahead.

A life filled with regrets can be sad. A life filled with excitement over what is ahead can be a joy. Choose the joy-filled life by going forward without dwelling on the past.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, 14 with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14

About the Photos

As you may remember from the trip report, there was a bit of haze in the air on the day we were in Falmouth. But I was able to remove a good bit of the haze when I processed the photo. Still, it pretty accurately captured what we saw that day.

Also, it is nice that this camera takes clear high-resolution photos, so that I can crop a portion of the photo and it still looks nice and clear, especially at the size that I share the photos on this site. That is a good reason to make sure that your photos are in focus, because you never know when you might need to crop it to be able to zoom in.

Photos: A single Raw exposure, processed in GIMP and Raw Therapee.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Rokinon 35mm f/1.8
Date: June 8, 2022
Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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