Kenting!, Taiwan Different day different beach, Everyone’s dream, a gingers love hate relationship…

When I started to feel better and knew I had to get out of this room! Some friends decided to head to Kenting which is the south road of Taiwan the beaches and beauty lie there.  We did not really have plans just went to the bus station at midnight and played it by ear… Which is very hard for me to do, being as I am control freak at times and like to have some idea of what is going on.. but i desperately wanted to go surfing so I said ok and have already traveled with these guys so knew I would be ok.

It was beautiful but my ginger ( redheaded, pale) self caused the issues as I tried to be carefree… I did not get to go surfing sadly we were not in the right part but we spend a different day on every beach and I of course burnt through the sunscreen I reapplied 3 time within 4 hours… and was laying under an umbrella… Oh well part of life as a Ginger… This ginger finally got her sun… ouch!

So here are some photos!  We had a pretty good time, and the waterproof pouch for my camera worked pretty well!  The last day we went to Kaosheng and stayed with a friends Aunt in a large home. It was much different then any home I had been in but it worked… Although the stairs were so steep they almost seemed to be pushing you backward…  Anyway we went because we were going to go to EDA theme park.. So it rained some that morning but we arrived at the Theme Park and most of the big kid rides were closed for maintenance… Not cool.. So we did not go it. Also it looked like a theme park.. the roller coasters were not the attraction it was a pretty place you could take your kids and enjoy an upscale scenery…

We watched hang over 3 and then went to the bus for the 5.5 hour bus ride home…. I have never road so many buses in my life but they are convenient and much nicer than any Midwest greyhound bus.

First Morning

First view of the beach!

First view of the beach!

 

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And this is how a ginger sun bathes... I covered my legs with a scarf.. We had 4 hours till we could check into hotel, it was 9am... I fried.. Fell asleep here.

And this is how a ginger sun bathes… I covered my legs with a scarf.. We had 4 hours till we could check into hotel, it was 9am… I fried.. Fell asleep here.

 

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how normal people sun bathe.

how normal people sun bathe.

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Our sand castle...

Our sand castle…

Fredrick is the King of the castle! We built an Asian style castle rather than European it seemed appropriate..

Fredrick is the King of the castle! We built an Asian style castle rather than European it seemed appropriate..

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wild Hermit Crab lol, I dont know why we ever had these as pets....

wild Hermit Crab lol, I dont know why we ever had these as pets….

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Amazing Giant coral!

Amazing Giant coral!

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Lunch

What passes for lasagna.. I am pretty sure that prepacked space station lasagna taste better but it was something different.

What passes for lasagna.. I am pretty sure that prepacked space station lasagna taste better but it was something different.

Time to Snorkel!

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The scary bus to the scuba beach

The scary bus to the scuba beach

OK, ready to go, even if the snorkel coaches did not like us.. The wanted to make us wear life jackets and hold on to each other while they pulled us along.... ummmmm NO

OK, ready to go, even if the snorkel coaches did not like us.. The wanted to make us wear life jackets and hold on to each other while they pulled us along…. ummmmm NO

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sandra

sandra

harvey

harvey

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Taking selfies under water does not work so well!

Taking selfies under water does not work so well!

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Dinner and the street Night Market, much easier to get pictures of all the crazy food than in the city!

 

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This is actually Sandra photo bombing the Fish...

This is actually Sandra photo bombing the Fish…

giant clams!

giant clams!

a Real three headed pineapple...

a Real three headed pineapple…

 

Second Day, ATV Ride then hitchhiked (much to my dislike) to the South Bay Public Beach! With Umbrellas for my Ginger self!!!

An asian punk with his girl friend on the back and the number 13 tattooed on his shoulder was trying to look cool and ran into us.. Pretty sure he has never even drove a car.....

An asian punk with his girl friend on the back and the number 13 tattooed on his shoulder was trying to look cool and ran into us.. Pretty sure he has never even drove a car…..

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ATV Adventure

ATV Adventure

ATV adventurers??  My midwest friends would laugh at these ATV's.... one break and a thumb pull gas were the only controls..

ATV adventurers?? My midwest friends would laugh at these ATV’s…. one break and a thumb pull gas were the only controls..

 

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For hours this guy just stood around like this randomly stretching and talking to his fully clothed friends....

For hours this guy just stood around like this randomly stretching and talking to his fully clothed friends….

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Umbrella Pimp

Umbrella Pimp

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South Bay beach, day two at sunset!

South Bay beach, day two at sunset!

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View from Second Hotel!

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Sun burn day two...

Sun burn day two…

Third Day, White Sand Beach! (camera died :(/) anyway this is the Beach where life of PI was filmed! I was getting in position to take the photos that would make you

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Sun burnt...

Sun burnt…

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