I will never forget the very first time driving into Tarpum Bay. We were coming from Gregory Town, on our way through to visit Spider Caves and Ocean Hole in Rock Sound. As we approached, glimpses of pure turquoise water glowed from between the trees, giving hints of the beautiful water at the roadside beach, just around the bend.
Arrival into Tarpum Bay, with its bright yellow school on the right, and beautiful clear, cyan water behind, catches my breath every time. The whimsical homes, worn with age and sea air, give this settlement a mysterious sense of history that makes me wonder about the stories of people who live here. Some are little cottages, while others reveal their colonial influences with full length balconies, dormer windows and weathered shutters. All are a temporary safe haven to their inhabitants as each slowly concedes a return to nature.
Nearly all of my photos from several different trips, not curated in any way:
The very first time we drove through Tarpum Bay, we had to stop for pictures.
Dock end view of Tarpum Bay.
Tarpum Bay Dock Team Norms
Kervin and Brenda’s special homecoming dinner.
Leftover conch shells from the first night of homecoming.
Sign maker and small appliance repair.