Gorgeous Gorges

Another sunrise-in-smog photo.

Another sunrise-in-smog photo.

On our second day on the Yangtze River cruise we boarded smaller boats and navigated upstream through narrow gorges that were inaccessible from the cruise ship. The cliffs were steep and some of the views spectacular. But we were not alone – there were tour boats of several shapes and sizes to keep us company.

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Temple, high above the current water levels.

Temple, high above the current water levels.

There were also private boats and speed boats on the narrower gorges so it is not unreasonable to think that wealthy Chinese might want to escape urban life and sail upriver to an idyllic spot like this.

This "road' seemed to lead to an out of the way vacations home - as seen in the next photo  There were private boats and speed boats keeping us company as we toured the narrower gorges so it is not unreasonable to think that a wealthy Chinese might want to escape urban life, drive to a boat dock and sail upriver to an idyllic spot like this.

This “road’ seemed to lead to an out of the way vacation home – as seen in the next photo

A small compound. Monks or a getaway?

A small compound. Monks or a getaway?

There was supposed to be some sort of coffin in a cave high up one of the cliffs. I thought it was this one, but - no coffin here!  If you go, listen for the legend and get the evidence!

There was supposed to be some sort of coffin in a cave high up one of the cliffs. I thought it was this one, but – no coffin here! If you go, listen for the legend and get the evidence!

Next post: Monkeys!

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2 comments on “Gorgeous Gorges

  1. Again, beautiful cliffs photos. Coffin? Legend?

    • buntymcc says:

      Legend. There were seceral slits in the cliffs, one of which was supposed to have a coffin (all other details have escaped me) but I never did see it. I photographed the most likely one with my longest lens but when I got home and looked at the picture the coffin, if it was ever there, had decomposed!

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