After a fun morning at the Center for Traditional Arts, we got back on the Magic Bus and headed for Hualien and Taroko Gorge.
We travelled along the narrow, winding Suao-Hualien Highway. This highway is literally carved into sheer cliff walls along the Pacific. The view was positively breathtaking. I wish I could adequately describe the feeling I had on this part of the journey. To my right I would gaze at the lush, emerald green mountainous forest (it looked like a rainforest) while on my left I took in a view of the majestic turquoise blue waters of the Pacific, its waves crashing into a rocky coast. I was in awe of the marble and granite cliffs which lined the coast for miles.
It was raining hard that day, so, unfortunately, I wasn't able to get many decent shots, but I will share the best ones.
Note: More pretty (albeit rainy) pictures coming. SOMEBODY back in the States was supposed to make my husband a disc but FORGOT. Maybe if I ask nicely he'll put it on the company's server, and I will post them as soon as I can! I may have short videos also...we'll see...