Whilst heading to our next destination I took advantage of the onboard facilities and enjoyed a fabulous foot massage, before joining MWM to marvel at the scenery as we travelled through the Qu Tang Gorge, the shortest and most majestic of the Three Gorges, it winds five miles from Baidi City in Fengjie County to Daxi Town in Wushan County.
Wu Gorge, the second of the Three Gorges of Yangtze River, famous for its elegance. Winding over 25 miles, it starts from
the estuary of Daning River (east of Wushan) in the west and ends at Guandukou in Badong, Hubei Province. Because of the long and deep canyons here, the daily period of sunlight
is short which impedes the dispersal of air borne moisture within the
gorge and so creates clouds and fog in a variety of fantastic shapes.
We docked mid afternoon to join our next excursion, which was a Sampan cruise through the Wu Gorge to the Goddess Stream, which cannot be reached other than by sampan.
Our lovely guide on the Sampan encouraged us to join in the singing on the way back to the ship.
After a lovely day cruising, sightseeing and singing we were ready for a rest in our cabin before the Farewell dinner, and the following day we would be leaving the ship for our onward journey.
Join me for Part 8 when we visit the 3 Gorges Dam before taking the Bullet Train to Wuhan to catch a flight to X'ian.