Saturday, September 28, 2013

Gazing At The Taiwan Strait

After lunch Bill drove us past the military radar installations that keep an eye on Mainland China and then down to the actual southern tip of Taiwan. Remember that this is a small country (you can drive from one end to the hour in less than 10 hours) so we covered a lot of ground in this one-day tour.


What's interesting to us is also interesting to the locals (and to the many Mainland Chinese touring groups) so most of our stops to admire the view were about as busy as Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser.
No doubt there's an almost mystical allure for these people to stare out at the Taiwan (or Formosa) Strait and to realize it's only 180 kilometers (110 mi) to Mainland China.


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