Trip: 17 April 2009 to 24 April 2009
Location: Penghu Islands, Taiwan
Total biking distance: 320Km
|MV Tai Hwa loading deck|
|we just cycled out from the loading deck|
Northern Island Bike Ride
Sleeping on board can be very challenging if you did not book for a sleeper cabin. The economy class do not offer sleeping option so basically you will find the whole deck space littered with sleepers. I had brought along my camping gears and found a nice spot to laid out my Therm-a-rest mat. The journey took about 6hours and we arrived Makung, Penghu Island in the morning 0630am.
The FSB Club bikers and families, almost 30 odd members including 3 babies were on this trip. They had planned only a night on Penghu Island while we decided to stay longer. Without wasting anytime after arriving on the island, we set off touring the island on our bikes. The Northern island trip we rode on that day covered almost 80Km.
|通梁古榕 Tunglian Banyan Tree|
|二崁褒歌糖 Erkan Old Residence|
|with friends Jonathan and Ah Keong who recently passed away|
the only shaded Ammo dump
Everybody is rushing to get a taste of Penghu Cactus Ice cream
The next day the FSB bikers decided to visit the remaining part of the island. After consulting on their route, We decided to stay back as where they are heading, it will be my planned route for the next few days on the island. We checked out the Hostel around 1130am and headed our own way and spent another 4 nights on the island and visiting the rest of the islands.
old Makung Streets
|Lintou Park - a military museum|
old and new bus-stops
|Camping at Lintou Park|
|Dinner we bought at one of the supermarket|
~*~*~*DAY FOUR*~*~*~We decided to travel to the western part of Penghu before cycling back to Makung and stay in the town which we got a room for only NT750
|view of Makung|
Around Makung - We decided to take a break from the ride and instead we toured around the city
Island Hopping Day Trip- Leaving the remaining gears in the Makung, we took a ferry with our bikes and toured around Chimei, WangAn and HuoChing Islands. End of the day, some tourist admired our spirit because on each island, we had specific timing to be back onboard the ferry. We actually saw more compared to the rest of the tourist onboard with us. The first two island ChiMei and WangAn, there were coaches to take the tourist around but would have to pay, for HuoChing Island, many tourist chose to stay onbaord.
|望夫石 Waiting Husband Reef|
|how you guys doing so far?|
|HwaZai traditional Houses|
|settle down for lunch|
There is nothing much on this island, most of the residence has gone off this island. It was a long bike climb to get to the top of the island.
From Budai, Tainan is around 45km and Kaohsiung is 95km. I thought if we cycled to Tainan and spend a night, we should be there just before 930pm but somehow when we arrived at Tainan, my partner suggested that we should continue our ride back to Kaohsiung!!! So taking our sweet time and few breaks along way, we arrived back in Kaohsiung 230am.
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