Sunday, July 19, 2009

ABC Wednesday: A is for Adventure

Taiwan is located between the subtropical and tropical zone, the humid and warm climate is great for many plants and insects. I (Grace) went on a trip organized by the Taiwan Butterfly Preservation Society to Yilan which is on the Eastern side of the island facing the Pacific Ocean. We drove through the Snow Mountain tunnel of 12.9 kilometers long, Asia's longest road tunnel, to reach our destination. I only realized that the walk would be 7 kilometers long when I was on the bus. We walked under 35 degrees C, 95% humidity with a potential of stung by the bees. When, at last, I saw the footbridge that we were supposed to cross, which was no more than the width of one foot, I said to myself, wow, what an Adventure!

The locals are aborigines called Taiya tribe. They sell chili sauces, chicken sausages, etc. and feed for the fish at roadside stand.

The pumpkins are long rather than round in shape and taste more like squashes.

This frog was soaking in the rain water by the road side.

An unknown bug (a kind of beetles?).

Of course, we've seen thousands of butterflies along the way. Here is a female Lemon Migrant (Catopsilia pomona) approaching the golden shower tree (Cassia fistula).

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18 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

G&B: What a nice series of photos starting with the bridge.

Babooshka said...

Amazing active adventure.

Mara said...

That bridge must have been an adventure in itself, it looks quite scary.

Janie said...

wow, that is quite an adventure. That one foot wide footbridge looks pretty scary! Great photos.

Carol said...

Grace, what an adventure...no way would I cross that foot bridge! Did you cross it!

shu said...

Amazing photos!

Paula Scott said...

Absolutely stunning images!

kRiZ cPEc said...

that's not just an adventure, it's the adventure! LOL

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful set of photos! Thanks for the the adventure! You live in a beautiful country!

Ackworth born said...

quite an amazing adventure - don't think I could manage that heat myself.

Jay said...

Wow .. that IS an adventure! I love the rope bridge, but wouldn't have enjoyed a long walk in such heat, with bees as a hazard!

Your 'bug' looks like a kind of earwig! Beautiful photos, by the way!

RuneE said...

No way you could get me onto that bridge - even for the world's most beautiful butterfly!

Roger Owen Green said...

I think I've suddenly developed vertigo.

Rita said...

What a wonderful adventure.thanks for sharing
Rita

Norm said...

nice capture very beautiful..

Joy said...

What a lovely coloured bridge, I'd be holding on hard crossing that, as it swayed. The lure of the butterflies would be worth the first step, love the frog.

Amit Varde said...

That is an amazing colorful bridge.
Wonder if the chipped paint is from hands grasping it for dear life ...
Did only one person cross it at a time?
I'm sure the locals carry a heavy load and cross the bridge at the same time :)

ArneA said...

Thanks for your visit. Tuscany food is another favorite. Nice to see your Adventure in Taiwan. Stayed some years in Singapore in the 90s but never come closer to Taiwan than the airport

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