world trip 2012 travel blog

day 2 of rhe river trip





off to the white emperor palace




lots of stairs

maybe chair cart

one of the old hanging coffins from one of the gorges

another coffin







can see the start of first gorge












my porters left



the boat



heading into the first gorge




the second gorge







on the small boat for our trip to Shennag stream



a couple of our local guides




smaller boat with only man power


pulling our boat along with ropes fro the shore



one of our oars men

sandles of the oars men


our boat





the captain of the boat





the oars mens



a large cave






can just see a hanging coffin in the center

the show on the boat




the bar crew kept them busy lol

the lock system first lock


one of the gates




6 boats all lined up for the ride down



morning below the dam






crew carring in new food




heading up to the top of dam







the dam




heading down the last gorge








the ship photogrators

porter carring luggage

up for breakfast at 7:00am and off at 8:00am for our first tour which is the White Emperor City on top of the mountain so this palace was not moved as it was above the water level of the new dam. Then back to the boat for a view of the First gorge Qutang Gorge, lunch and then the second gorge Wu Gorge then on to our next shore excursion to Shennong Stream we first travel on a small motor boat then transfer to smaller boats moved by man power, 4 men with oars, a captain and about 12 passages in each boat, a nice one hour ride up and down the gorge. Back to the motor boat then on to our big boat a bit of rest then off to dinner the Captain's farewell banquet then to a show and a few beers, then up on deck as we past through the first of five locks to lower us to the river below the dam. Next day we are off to see the Three Gorge Dam Project, it sure is a big dam, Back to the boat to pass through the last Gorge Xiling Gorge and to our last stop at Yichang, on a mini bus heading to the airport for our flight to Shanghai, a stop for lunch then on to the airport.

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