It seems like the ideal thing to do here is combine my earlier upload of photos I took when walking alone in the 19 Hectares Grasslands with my post/photo uploads of the trip I took with Kaminoge, and his daughter, Amber.
|The Grasslands is probably so-named because of it's designation of land for feeding cows and goats.|
|A map of the Grasslands park. Some routes allow you to traverse a great deal of the park in 45 minutes. Some routes take more than one hour. It can get pretty spooking at night, as I know from experience.|
|Kaminoge's daughter, Amber, ambling amidst a herd of goats at feeding time. The goats slightly skittish, because Amber, despite her small size, moved faster than they did, and she was an unfamiliar presence.|
|Amber really had a lot of fun. It was nice to see. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit harsh, cracking thunder one minute and zapping microwaves of sun the next. We ended up seeing only the actual grasslands area, and not much of the forest area.|
|Amber and the goats again. Must say hello to the goats!|
|There are some fantastic views of the ocean one can see when exiting the park.|
|Wind turbines, palm trees, and sea-walls are frequent sights along Taiwan's coast.|
|It's really nice that they have clean bathrooms. Also, there are bicycle paths on the west side of the park.|
|You see what I mean about the wind turbines?|
|Gazebos and park workers planting some trees.|
|Views of the north. I live up a little beyond that hill. Quite a ways. It would take me about one or two hours to walk from the park. But it only takes 10 minutes to get there by scooter.|
|There is a steadily increasing amount of new housing development in the area.|
|It's nice, for once, to see nice big trees in Taiwan. A rare sight, indeed.|
It was a really nice walk. I'd say, however, that the best time to be in the park is probably after 16:00, or between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The sunshine can be pretty harsh in Taiwan, particularly in the wide-open areas.
After we left. Kaminoge, Amber, and I went to Jhunan. We met up with Sharon. The four of us went for a brief visit to a Vietnamese restaurant, where I had some delicious food. Vietnamese food, for me, is a recent pleasurable discovery. Plus it's incredibly healthy!