The views you get travelling up the Yangtze River are not quite the same as floating down the same river, people told us.
The trip was unforgettable!
I was entranced when we made our way up with the sun setting in front of us. It was surreal!
This is a sequel to my last post.
The steep cliff overlooking the Yangtze River is just striking. The river level was raised due to the impounding of water by the Three Gorges dam.
Just imagine what it was like when the river was a lot lower!
Not sure why the theme for this week’s Photo Challenge has not been announced.
The Three Gorges situate in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River China,
Some of the best views can be seen cruising on this section of the Yangtze.
Here are a couple of photos showing typical edges of the silt laden Yangtze River.
Many of these are steep sided gorges as evidenced in my photos.
This week’s photo challenge is Misty.
For the several days we cruised along the Yangtze River in China, it was almost misty throughout.
Yangtze flows from the Tibetan mountains to the sea and is the longest river in China and also Asia.
It s the third longest river in the world after the Nile and the Amazon.
The river is ladened with a lot of silt.
While at the Three Gorges dam, we have a good look at the dam. The mist was so heavy that it seems to disappear at a distance.
I went up to the upper deck of the vessel, trying to take some photos of the early morning mist. Very soon, I found it was just futile if I were to take pictures of faraway landscape without contrasting it with some nearby objects as the whole picture appeared to be blur.
In some instances, you can see the landform just faded out at a distance.
Have experienced quite a few misty trip while up the mountains. Didn’t expect it was also this misty along the river.
Ailsa’s Travel theme this week is Hidden.
Woke up early in the morning, I stumbled onto the top deck of our ship that was cruising up the Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River and, as the only person on the deck, I found myself terribly alone.
There was total silence and a thick mist was around me.
Hidden behind the clouds and sometimes barely visible was our tiny sun.
Dwarfed by the mountains was this partially hidden speck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . so tiny that I have never seen anything like it before.