Michael Mosley’s “claim to fame” is being married to Bonita, an amazing artist and he is father to three great sons, all who have endured his wanderlust. He has visited 87 countries and one or more of the family have accompanied him on many of the trips. His youngest son had visited over 30 countries before he was a teenager. Along with Jamaica, he has worked on construction projects in Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, India, Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Peru, Haiti, Slovakia and of course the United States. He enjoys introducing people to overseas travel and most of the time the trips are “working vacations.” He has lead over 60 volunteer construction teams to the most jungely, deserty, mountainous areas of the world. If he is not constructing a clinic, school or church building in a developing nation, he is out scaling cliffs, paddling down remote rivers or mountain climbing. If he is not working in Jamaica, you can find him roaming the remote corners of the world. He refuses to live a sedentary life and finds joy in helping people, less privileged then himself, in places that challenge his abilities to cope in a strange culture and environment.
This blog is an effort to draw together, into one place, information on plantations and their great houses and to supply information to the uninitiated about their history and if so inclined, allow the incidental traveler to find them. A couple of great houses are well known in Jamaica, but most of them are unknown or hard to find. Some have a plethora of information and others, all I can find is their name. There are truly marvelous great houses, open to the public that far exceed the well known one, in both their historical significance and their interior furnishings. There are even great houses in which you can spend the night and dream about life 300 years ago. Enjoy this blog and if you live in Jamaica or just visiting, use it to see the hidden Jamaica. If you have questions or want advice, don’t be shy about contacting me for help and suggestions.