Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hangzhou Hiking - Part Four

Sunday, Sun-Ling, Aunt, Uncle and I drove to Xianghu Lake for a walk. The plan had us then driving over to West Lake for an evening stroll but the weather did not cooperate; rain.

Monday, I was under the weather so only a short 10km stroll on the Qiantang River Greenway near Uncle's apartment.

Aunt and Uncle live in this apartment complex.
Hangzhou, China

Uncle's car, a 6 y.o. Buick Excelle (manufactured by Shanghai General Motors), recently failed inspection, the license plate numbers were not clear enough (for the ubiquitous car license plate recognition cameras I suspect), so with new plates installed we dropped by an inspection station but left defeated; more paperwork needed.
Hangzhou, China

It's the prime season for digging bamboo shoots, but not in this "protected" area at Xianghu Lake Scenic Area.
Hangzhou, China

Uncle, Aunt, Sun-Ling and I.
Hangzhou, China

Looking down on Xianghu Lake.
Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China

These guys are building a wooden pavilion with hand tools.
Hangzhou, China

Sunset on the lake.
Hangzhou, China

These yellow We! vending machines sell meals ready-to-eat. They were unplugged when we walked by so not even a chance to try them out. I'm not convinced they are 100% automated; I think there may be a person inside. ;-)
Hangzhou, China

After dinner we headed over to West Lake but did not get out of the car; too much wind and rain.
Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China

The Qiantang River Greenway is about 1 km from Uncle's apartment.
Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China

Along the greenway are two large statues depicting the slaying by bow an arrow of the Black Dragon that is the Qiantang River Tidal Bore; the world's largest tidal bore.
Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China



2 comments:

Liz said...

Great pictures!

john said...

Thanks Liz!