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... to improve, we were finally airborne and on our way to Yichang (pronounced 'e'change). And surprise of all surprises, it was an extremely smooth flight. Phew! Aunty Gail would be very proud of me because I have had the crochet hook flying as well during the flights and have been working on my 'made in China' project. Progressing very nicely and I am up to the sleeves! Our friendly guide Sophia was at the exit gate holding the obligatory sign - no mistakes this time as it ...
... escalators to the top. Amazingly many young Chinese women walk up steep hills and steps in high heels, while us old codgers find it difficult enough in our Merrells.
We were able to look at a model of the dam which did help understand the massive job that has been completed.
Then Pat and I watched four boats being raised and lowered simultaneously in two locks. Gravity is used to empty and fill the locks, no pumping at all. ...
... having not witnessed other major dam projects of this scale, I can only conclude that, from a tourist point of view, a visit to the site is very worthwhile. Of course we had a beautiful sunny day, which was very conducive to a lengthy wander around the site! This was a worthy conclusion to our journey along the Yangtze. Century Star, we set off on the short cruise down river to the disembarkation point, enjoying the last relics of an ...
... cross this off the list of sights seen in China. Especially since Bonnie and Rachel had to catch a flight to Shanghai shortly after.
Yichang has been a nice relaxing break from our usual routine in China. In Xian we rushed to fit in as much as we could. In Wuhan we were herded around constantly, albeit with many breaks. In Yichang we got to call the shots and decided where to go and when.
... not until 1540, we didn't have to get up at
0-Dark-30. We have to have our bags outside our door by 1230, and be downstairs and checked out by 1300. So we slept in until 0715 and went down for breakfast just before closing at 1000.
Rosalind and I had talked about asking the hotel to help me find another limo; or try and purchase the courtesy limo the hotel was letting us use. I talked with the concierge and ...