Whoopee! Off to sea! It's been such a long time since I've been on a ferry! The last time was in Liverpool! [See old article] However, that was a river ferry. This time I'm off to sea! This trip was actually recommended by a reader on my Facebook Page. I didn't think that my companion would look so much forward to it when I suggested it to him. The night before the trip, he even suggested that we take the first ferry. What he didn't realise was that the first ferry was at 8am, but it wasn't departing from Kaohsiung! It meant we had to be at Donggang before 8am!
Everyone who knew my itinerary suggested that if we were to head to Little Liu Qiu, it would be better to spend a night or two there. But that was the only day we could take the trip. So... we had to make do. And in the end, we didn't get on the 8am ferry. We got on at around 10...
渡輪上的機車 Scooters on the ferry.
There's a story behind this scooter. It was initially surrounded by a number of blokes, smoking and talking and chattering, until a man came and asked them to back off from the scooter because 'the kid' would be angry. After about five minutes, 'the kid', who seemed to me like a teenage girl, furiously walked to her scooter, and kept staring at the man. (Shouldn't she be staring at the men who were smoking around her scooter?) Anyway, I thought at first, oh! just another spoiled daughter! But wait! Once the girl moved her dearly beloved scooter elsewhere, the girl and the man started holding hands! With fingers laced! What a weird scene! I swear it was only because there was nothing much but the sea to look at while on board... that is why I had all these thoughts about these two...
Anyway, back to the subject... The weather wasn't great. But it wasn't bad either. If it had been summer, we would've melted, I suppose.
不知道誰寫的 Some scribbles...
出發前另外一艘船入港 Docking of anther ferry before our departing
出發囉！ And off we go!
In no time at all, we arrived! It was very exciting, as it'd been a while since I explored a new territory.
This must look familiar to all who have been here!
探險前先看到這些有點年紀的房子 Before moving on... we saw these very old houses....
And when we got here, I realised that I had lost the return ticket! I could not believe that I could actually lose something that important. But I couldn't find it anywhere! It was nowhere to be found! Alas! My companion didn't blame me, and instead just said: we'll just buy another ticket, it's no big deal. I suppose. So I adjusted my mood and when I was ready, we went off exploring.
有貓咪！好兆頭！A kitty! What a good omen!
After seeing this kitty playing with himself... I totally forgot what had happened a few minutes ago! I think it must've been an angel sent to me to make me feel happy again!
As it was lunch time, we did manage to find a place for lunch before we continue our exploration.
You'll see a lot of these scooters. They actually belong to the rental agencies located near the harbour. There is no need to look for them, as you will surely be accosted by some aggressive sales people... (usually middle-aged women)... so be forewarned!
And this is the famous Flower Vase Rock.
But to me, it looked like a head of broccoli
孩子玩耍ing Kids playing in the sand.
好醜的告示排... What an ugly sign!
This angle is much better!
We didn't really put much effort into figuring out where we could go. We just went along the path. Along the way, whether it be tiny plants or tiny insects and worms, all of them were a part of the beautiful nature!
This is not the end of the path... To be continued...