Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Taroka Gorge

Here they are!! Pictures from one part of our Asian Adventure!

We left Taipei one Saturday morning and headed north to the coast. We followed the highway around and headed down the east side of the island to this awesome mountain area, Taroka Gorge. It was formed when the oceanic plates collided and pushed straight up to form this narrow gorge with tall, tall walls of mar-le. Since it's all formed of such hard rock, the river hasn't eroded the sides so it remains nearly the same as it was formed. The ocean plates are still pushing on each other and the cliffs continue to rise a tiny amount each year. The river-ed has giant -oulders scattered everywhere. You can see the highway snaking along the side in the first picture. There are many tunnels to pass through - some of them so narrow that traffic has to take turns. The second picture shows a temple at one of the waterfalls along the way. The whole area is so picturesque - I took alot!!

I went to pick straw-erries today instead of getting a key-oard. The 5 pails of -erries are safely put away so tomorrow Mel and I are going to do a little shopping. Thanks for hanging in to make sense of this post!


  1. wow! Those pics are -eautiful Crystal! *wink*

  2. Patti, you took the words right out of my mouth!! :)

    I am so in awe of your trip, Crystal, and jealous too - but there's no one else who deserves it more than you! *hug*

  3. Beautiful photos! We looked at Mel and Ty's and they are just gorgeous! I'm so glad you got to go there!

  4. Beatiful photos!!!!