10/28 Let the Circle Be Unbroken

10/28 Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Today brought a simple, satisfying circle route, a meander through beautiful back roads and secret bike paths as we made our way up to and around a large lake.

Richard and his Bike Friday

Richard and his Bike Friday

Rich's rocket

Rich’s rocket

We stopped at a remote temple mid-morning to share some packed snacks, then sped on to our lunch, a traditional Taiwanese meal at a small restaurant near the water. The scenery was breathtaking, with misty mountains delicately shrouded in soft clouds.

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After about 45 miles of riding or so, we returned to our comfortable hotel and rested for dinner in “downtown Hualien.”

The food just keeps coming

The food just keeps coming

Table two was no slouch either

Table two was no slouch either

Later in the evening one of our hosts, Michael, gave the first demonstration on how to make and drink the lovely local Oolong tea.

Michael serves up Oolong t

Michael serves up Oolong tea

With that the day came to a close and we headed for bed — to be truthful, still a little jet-lagged. And it was a good thing we did, for the next day promised to be long and gorgeous with a sting in its tail.

 

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3 thoughts on “10/28 Let the Circle Be Unbroken

  1. julie

    Thanks so much for sharing all the photos and commentary. Your fans back here in the PacNW love this sort of thing. No hills? Are they coming? How is the food….or is positivity a must? How about the tea? What you expected? Is everyone friendly and happy to see you?

    Reply

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