Northeast Coast National Scenic Area. My first stop was FuLong Railroad Station. FuLong has a very nice sandy beach, because of the easy railroad access, it has been a popular beach going place for a long time. I remember taking a train ride to Fulong with my parents for the beach when I was very little. The reason for my stop over was to buy a Bento for lunch. Fulong is a major stop for the East Coast Railroad. The train leaving Taipei often arrives at the station around meal hour. Many vendors sell Railroad Bento on the train side directly to the passengers. Through the years, The Rail Bento of Fulong has gotten very famous. I arrived at 11:30 and there was a long line waiting outside of the famous Bento stores already. One Bento only costs NT$55 (about US$1.5). Tourists before me were buying 10s of Bento. I felt I was such a looser to only buy one, I braved myself and bought two!!
After lunch, I drove to my next destination, Daxi Harbor. The above image is Turtle Island, as you can see from its shape. It is a volcanic island and the only active volcano in Taiwan. It used to be a military restricted area and now allows limited access to tourists. The surrounding area is rich fishing ground and Daxi Harbor is right opposite to Turtle Island.
Well, my main purpose to visit the harbor was not the fish but the water birds that hovering around the harbor to pick the left over fish and crabs in the water. Check them out on my Camera-Critters blog this Saturday.
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