Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 11 Shibaozhai


As we headed up a hill during our hike to the temple, we were greeted by locals that offered to carry us to the top. Most people on the trip felt bad about making someone carry them, even if they were getting paid. Surprisingly, or not?, two of the larger people on the tour decided to take advantage. You should have seen the disappointment and fear on the faces of the locals. As James and I walked up the hill we could hear that poor, tiny woman in the back grunting and struggling to carry the tourist as the rider waved at everyone and said, "isn't this grand? oh it's so fantastic!". At the top we saw the poor girl drop her end and basically collapse. Not really the best way to earn a buck . . . :( I think James might also have this on video, I should try to find the clip... ;)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 11 Shibaozhai

We are walking through the town of Shibaozhai to visit the Shibaozhai Temple along the Yangtze.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 11 Shibaozhai

As we neared the city of Shibaozhai it began to rain.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day 11 Shibaozhai

We spent the morning cruising along this beautiful stretch of the Yangtze.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 10 Lesser Three Gorges

Still cruising along. We saw monkeys climbing the rocks (last photo).

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 10 Lesser Three Gorges

We boarded a smaller vessel to cruise on the Daning River into the beautiful Lesser Three Gorges. Some of the Yangtze's most beautiful scenery lies in these gorges, inaccessible by larger vessels.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 10 Wu & Qutang Gorges



Early in the morning we cruised through Wu (Witches) Gorge. Lush, mist-enshrouded mountains, including the legendary Twelve Peaks, rise up on both sides.