So excited, that after 4 hours of sleep I woke to the sounds of the city. I packed my bags, got ready, did another walk around the city during the daylight and headed to breakfast.
|Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial|
|Carp and Koi Ponds|
Next stop was 7-11 to pick up a quick to-go lunch before we arrived at the SongShan International Airport for our flight to Taitung. Since this was a domestic flight you are only allowed 10 kilos of baggage and we were all over that limit. It took a while to check in and pay for the extra baggage but soon enough we were at the gate, eating our lunch and waiting to board. Occasionally I could hear a rustling of chains but paid no attention to it. That is until Wireless Mark tapped me on the shoulder and told me to look behind.
Now being from BC,
Photo by Mark Blacknell, Blacknell.net
Our two bamboo rafts rowed as far as we could before fallen boulders blocked the river. There were beautiful outcroppings of rock and Wireless Mark decided that he would get up and take a few great photos of our group. Everything went perfectly until he had to maneuver his way back onto the raft. That didn’t go as smoothly and Wireless slipped into the river. It was like watching a movie in slow-motion, you knew it was going to happen but you couldn’t stop it. Unfortunately and not so funny was the fact that Mark had his new HTC phone and new sunglasses on him. He didn’t remember till he was fully submerged that he had the phone. He jumped out like a scalded rabbit and with the help of a magic bag of rice* was able to save his phone, but alas not the sunglasses. The