Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Pingtung IV: Under an Onion-Scented Sky
Today I offer the last installment of my vacation in Pingtung: Under an Onion-Scented Sky. The last two weeks have been onion harvest time, and in the farms of Kenting, the smell of onions filled the air.
here is a Google map of the route). This lovely route of easy grades and low hills offers beautiful views of farms, hills, and the ocean, and ends with a long roll down into the gorgeous valley in Manjhou township. 85 kilometers of pure pleasure. Checking the weather at 7-11 here in the morning, it looks like a puffy white cloud day. Yay!
pics from last week, same ride). The previous week I had reserved a time for us to enter the Nanren Shan Conservation Area, a parkland and protected nature area in Manjhou township north of the town, accessible by road from 200. The trails are allowed only 150 visitors a day, so you have to register online to get a date (closed Tuesdays). Monday at 8:10 sharp we arrived.
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