@fenleytucker convinced me with his whale eyes to take him out for a mid-afternoon walk today. So I decided it should be a treat… A trip to the beach! It was colder and more blustery than I had anticipated, though refreshing, and when the sunny periods created some sea mist, all worth it ❤️ Btw, parking isn’t free until the end of Feb as many led me to believe. As of Feb 1st it was back to winter prices. Maybe the city cut program short by a month.
Someone was needing to be close this morning. Even though Fen barely fits on my lap when I’m at my desk chair, I’ll sit cross-legged to give him some more stability. He’ll hang out for half hour until he wants to go sleep in his bed. Sweet moments that I cherish everytime
This was our boat that the private tour guide was able to book for me. I loved it. The wife of the captain of this vessel took on the early morning job while her husband rested at home, as he’s busy with the daytime local commuters.
See that bamboo mat on the front deck? Our considerate female captain placed it there for us to sit on, figuring we’d enjoy front row boating, a dry seat and not as cold as the cold hard steel. It was still nippy before the sun came up. As you can see in photo no.2, I was pretty darn happy
Back to Guilin, China… Our privately hired boat ride down Lì River at dawn with the sun rising over the famous karst mountains. Oh and you witness the level of air pollution that hails from the cities.
Photo 2 is of the karst mountain face named Painted mountain of Nine Horses 九马画山. Can you spot the resemblance, even through the smog and mist? I can say that from further back at a better angle you can pick out the resembling shapes better. I took too long looking at it before remembering to take a shot, lost the best opportunity, so this was the best I could do