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... beautiful. It is 27 miles long.
At 10 am we disembarked the Victoria Anna, and climbed aboard a smaller vessel that would carry us through the picturesque Lesser Gorges, which is located on a tributary of the Yangtze.We didn't really know what to expect on this cruise, but the scenery, especially the Lesser Gorge has been spectacular, as has been the weather.
After lunch we both went out on the sun deck, ...
... again at about ten. We took our breakfast of bread and peanut butter up to the top deck's viewing platform and ate it while watching the beautiful scenery drifting by. We were passing through the first of the Three Gorges, the Qutang Gorge. Our excursion for today was a boat trip along the Lesser Three Gorges; a tributary side stream joining the Yangtze has formed its own version, which since the building of the dam have been arguably better than the proper ...
Today we are going to be exploring
the Lesser Three Gorges area. In order to do so, we need to transfer to a
smaller excursion boat because our ship is too big to maneuver there. We left
after breakfast and boarded a cute Chinese style boat with a pagoda roof. It
was a three hour cruise (are you humming the theme song from Gilligan’s
Island?) and was breathtakingly beautiful! The area is lush and green ...
Today I started the day with a Tai Chi lesson! It is a lot
harder than it looks and even though you are moving slowly, we worked up a
sweat! They offer these lessons every morning, but the timing changes from day
to day. After breakfast, we attended a lecture on the Three Gorges Dam and
learned all about the history and necessity of building the dam across the
Yangtze River. We reached the city of Wushan just after lunch and disembarked
We spent the next day cruising down the Yangtze River. It definitely is a major traffic way as there are so many ferries, fishing, and other boats along the river. Some spots are quite picturesque as we went by. You will notice in some of the photos the distinctive line along the rocks. This is the marking of the two different water levels. In October they raise the water level to 175 metres but in the ...