Life on the River Li

Part I
Fish Pens.

They look a bit like smelt shacks that we put on the river ice in the Canadian Maritimes. But not. It was only when I got really close to one and saw the fish jumping inside that I realized they were fish pens. I’m guessing they might catch fish and feed them within the pens to fatten them up(?)

Fish pens in the morning haze.

Fish pens in the morning haze.

Fish pens (with a lot of fiddling in Lightroom to make them come more alive.)

Fish pens (with a lot of fiddling in Lightroom to make them come more alive.)

You can see some people working with the river vegetation on the left of the photo.

You can see some people working with the river vegetation on the left of the photo.

Close up of a fish pen.  You can see the fish splashing on the left of the pen.

Close up of a fish pen. You can see the fish splashing on the left of the pen.

Stay tuned for more life on the River Li.

Li River Karst Hills

 

Yangshuo near Guilin China

 

Early one morning,

just as the sun was rising,

we took a bu-us to

the  lovely River Li.

And they're off....

And they’re off….

 

 

Standing at the bow.

Standing at the bow.

 

Smog or haze?

Smog or haze?

Back story:  The previous day our tour group had debarked from its cruise on the Yangtze, visited pandas at the zoo, People’s Square, and a shopping precinct before flying  from Chongqing to Guilin and taking a 90 minute bus ride from Guilin to Yangshuo.  This made for a very long day which made some of us very cranky (not me!)  We spent the night in Yangshuo in a typical tourist hotel. The hotels pictured below are on the other side of the street from ours, with cones of Karst behind them.

 

The tourist hotel strip.

The tourist hotel strip.

 

It was quite hazy and/or smoggy on the river and the distant Karst hills were quite faint. I’ve used Lightroom to add contrast and vibrance to the river scenes.

Next Chinese posts: The Li River and Yangshuo