May 18, 2012

Rock sight seeing at Yehliu Geopark

We had road trip up north. There were a lot of things to see along the way. We saw a half vessel, rotting by the sea. It was brought back from the deep sea after it was severely damaged by a strong typhoon. The other half is still in the sea at large. They can't seem to locate it. We found a super fantastic location for fishing. Too bad we didn't have any equipment with us.


Camwhoring in the limo.


The road was so rocky, resulted in blurry photos.



Anyway, our main stop was Yehliu Geopark (野柳). 



The main attraction in Yehliu Geopark is its rock formation. The rocks were shaped and formed by wind and waves erosion. Some imaginative people already named the rock formations, such as....



I can't seem to figure out which part of these rocks look like ginger, but anyway....


The most popular shape is the Queen's Head. I only saw it from afar because the queue was super long. And I wasn't willing to line up in between irritating China tourists. Here's how it looks like from afar...



We were slammed with bad luck on that day because there were hundreds or maybe thousands of China tourist in Yehliu.



When I did my research online, I thought this place is secluded and I didn't expect that many people around. Andrew told us that the best time to visit Yehliu is during summer. There won't be that many people at that time.


Although I didn't get to go up close to the Queen's Head, I actually see it everywhere.........



There is even a mini Queen's Head at the entrance....


This is our tour guide, Andrew with my grandpa....



Andrew is so nice. He took care of my grandpa the whole time so that the disobedient grandchildren, i.e. me, can go around and take photos.


Yehliu is not exactly that elderly-friendly. There are a lot of uphills and downhills, it's quite hard to walk around even with my flats. If you're going, make sure you wear proper shoes. Unless you're some China lady........


I wonder how they walk all the way up hill and on sandy ground :S

I found a rock formation which is yet to be named.... I'm going to name it the whale's tail!!!!



And there's also some fossil that we spotted. This is actually sea urchin's fossil. Surprisingly, it looks like a flower. I thought it was a starfish fossil...


How many years it took for the fossil to get to that shape???



One rule you have to remember while visiting Yehliu.... In case of tsunami, do not play kejar-kejar, instead....

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