After lunch, it was time to exercise. Because we did not rent a scooter, so our only way around the island was to walk. The map would tell you that there are lots of trails to choose from. But seeing we wanted to catch the last ferry back, we couldn't pick one that was too far away. What we didn't anticipate, was an even more tiresome challange awaiting us at the end of the journey...
This trail is called the Cave of the Beauty. There's not much to it really, but we enjoyed the trail quite a lot!
蜘蛛網 Spider web
漆都快掉光了 Fainted signage
很多很多的洞 Caves after caves
走不完的階梯 Flights and flights of stairs
沒看到蝙蝠 No bats were spotted.
很適合下棋啊 Care for a game of chess?
這是真的還假的啊... Is this real?
頭小心 Head be careful...
天仙的洞 Cave of the immortals
洞中洞 Cave within a cave
也有橋 There are bridges, too.
沒看到有水... Water of the Bodhisattva (but it seemed dry)
看起來像是偶像劇的場景 Seemed like a scene in a Taiwanese drama or something.
這只有軍人看得懂吧 I think only soldiers would understand this?
Once we have returned to the harbour to take the ferry back, there was still time to hang around the shops. There were many aggressive middle aged women trying to force their products to us. One even got angry with me for looking at her's but buying from another... How could I have remembered from whom to buy!? Anyway, after a beer, I was ready to forgive anyone! However, it was a mistake to indulge ourselves in the snack and beer (for me), because when we were ready to line up...
There were already so many people!
But once the ferry arrived, it got filled up very quickly, and we couldn't get on! Fortunately, because there were lots of others waiting to get back, so there was an additional ferry that came to pick us up.
Although we successfully boarded the ferry, the minute we got off, we saw the shuttle bus drive away right in front of our eyes. Even if it occurred to me to find a restaurant to fulfill my craving for shashimi in Dongang, it was now definitely out of the question. I mean, wouldn't you be worried? We weren't even sure if we could get back to Kaohsiung! Well, we decided money could resolve our issue. We went to a shop to get some change for the taxi ride (for some reason I don't really trust taxi drivers with my thousand dollar bills). The shop owner realised that we were trying to get back to Kaohsiung, kindly offered to attempt to find an alternative transport for us. She found a carpool transport that would take us back to the city, at an extremely reasonable price of NT$100. The only regret we had of this trip was not having shopped at the kind lady's shop. We could've, but being the paranoid me, I didn't want to miss our only way back to the city, so I just stood still and patiently waited for the vehicle to arrive....
So my dear friends, if you ever go to Dongang, remember to visit the shop located adjacent to the Family Mart!!