Travel Blogs from Zhenjiang
... the birds from swallowing larger fish,
which are held in their throat, but the birds can swallow smaller fish. When a
cormorant has caught a fish in its throat, the fisherman brings the bird back
to the boat and has the bird spit the fish up. Though cormorant fishing once
was a successful industry, its primary use today is to serve the tourism
industry. We wondered what the SPCA would think of this in NZ! As said, mainly
just for tourists.
... and Rose to go and see the fish eagle fishing. We took a really small boat out and met the fisherman and his 6 commerants. Almost suddenly the birds started ducking under water coming up with fish in their beaks. (think HSBC advert). Loyal to their owner once they caught a fish the fisherman scooped them up got hold of there necks and they gladly threw up the fish into his basket!!
After watching this for a while we had a chance to meet the birds and him ...
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... people of Yangzhou take great pride in this national treasure.
It was then time for lunch......yes...more food. This time a vegetarian restaurant run by the Buddhist monks. I really have no idea what some of the dishes I ate were....some tasted like chicken or fish but Melody assured me they were all vegetables!!! We then dashed back to Melodys home where her mother served us homemade chicken soup to ensure we would not be hungry on our journey back to Nanjing!!! ...
... of years ago but have been carefully preserved so we can enjoy them today. Also contained a delightful bonsai garden where I came across a gardener trimming some trees and showing me patiently how he went about his work.
Returning to town I then headed to the last of the "three mountains" of Zhenjiang. Mind you I wouldn't call any of them mountains but rather small hills that still involved climbing up and down! Found another bus to take me to the opposite side of ...