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Riding on the Rio Grande – a la Errol Flynn

16 Feb

The Travel Channel just aired a show (“101 Sand & Surf Hotspots”) featuring a segment on the history of Errol’s invention of the bamboo boat riding industry, something that as become quite an attraction, on various rivers around the island. A couple of excellent photos also.

lynnseldon.com…

islandbuzzjamaica.com…

rafting

— Gentleman Tim

 
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  1. Texas Gal

    February 18, 2015 at 1:55 am

    so Errol Flynn invented bamboo boat riding?

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      February 18, 2015 at 6:08 am

      As a tourist attraction and activity in Jamaica, Texas Gal, yes. Before Flynn, per the articles below (among many others), it was apparently limited to locals.

      lynnseldon.com…

      islandbuzzjamaica.com…

      “Flynn’s idea to turn rafting down the nearby Rio Grande – hitherto a method of transporting bananas to the port – into a tourist attraction has proved a massive success, with thousands of visitors each year enjoying the spectacular scenery.”

       
 
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