The Lesser Three Gorges is a tributary of the Yangtze river
that provides an essentially continuous|
view of gorges. We travelled along this river in an excursion boat, then in a type of sampan.
Some 1.3 million people were displaced to build the Three
Gorges dam. The people|
living in the town on the top of the hill used to live in a town that is now under water.
The bridge in the photo replaced one that was on the
abutment shown in the second photo.|
The excursion boat had an observation deck, but it was
not shaded, and the control cabin obstructed the view ahead.|
The water level varies as the Three Gorges dam holds it back or releases it for flood control purposes.
|The Parking sign up the hill seemed somewhat incongruous.|
The second half of the excursion was in small sampan style boats.|
Paul had a go at the helm.
|We received a serenade for a few minutes.|
Back on the ship, we took a couple of snaps of the Yangtze, then dressed (wow!) for the Last Supper.|
Welcome cocktail last night and Last Supper tonight - not a long cruise but we saw lots!
(Tomorrow we visit the Three Gorges Dam in the morning, then travel until about noon before we disembark.)
Xi'an, Terra Cotta Warriors
The New Orient Express
Jiayuguan & Jiuquan
Fengdu Ghost Town
Lesser Three Gorges
Three Gorges Dam, Disembark
Ode to Leo Liu