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

 

locks

 

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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