These first photos are from day one on the Yangtze Gorge tour upriver from Yichang, but before we reached the Three Gorges Dam. The buses (above) seemed to be parked in the middle of nowhere, but perhaps that’s where the drivers go to get away from the passengers.
There was a morning tour off the boat but many of us declined the offer to take it. After ten very busy days we were thoroughly enjoying the chance to just sit, watch, read, sketch or sleep.
These photos of the place where we stopped were taken from the boat. Where were we? Please comment if you know!
In the next photo there are a number of poles on the right which bear some similarity to west coast First Nation totem poles.
The next three photos were taken from the ship in the afternoon of our second day on the Yangtze after a morning tour of the upper gorges on a smaller boat. (Photos from that excursion will come later.) There was optional tour in this area but I didn’t go, instead attempting a watercolour of the tower and the buildings around it. (It didn’t turn out at all well!) Is this Fengjie and the White Emperor City?
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