My trip-Small Ryukyu Islands

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赤腹鶇 Red-bellied Thrush by Small Ryukyu Islands

Looking for interesting things to go from the travel landscape, such as the journey to see birds.
Taiwan migratory birds spend the winter season, because it will not feel cold in winter, but when the seasons change, this group was about to fly back for the winter birds to their original place of residence.

The trip’s destination is Taiwan’s Pingtung small Ryukyu Islands.

The Small Ryukyu Islands located eight nautical miles southwest of the sea at the East Port, under the Ryukyu Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan is the only genus in many outlying coral reef island terrain, narrow shape of the north south width, like the surface of a bulk of the sweet potatoes in Western like embellishment Taiwan an area of about 6‧8 square kilometers, 12 km circumference, the island scenic spots around the island by a road to link together, riding a motorcycle along a winding road around the island about 40 minutes: the Small Ryukyu Islands membership Pingtung County, with an average temperature of 25 degrees , the warmest month of July the average temperature of about 28 degrees, the coldest month on average, about 19 degrees, annual rainfall of about 2000 mm per year: the island coastline dotted with coral reefs, and not the destruction and pollution, directly comparable to “blue colored coral reefs. “Therefore, in recent years, has become the Islands tour Small Ryukyu Islands popular stronghold.

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黃尾鴝Daurian Redstart by Black ghost cave

Read the data, I realized that the Daurian Redstart was very origins of birds, far away in the Five Dynasties, there is a painter Huang Quan, in his “rare sketch map” in five bird paintings, one of which is the yellow-tailed Robin winter birds it belongs to a small Thrush birds, body length of 14 cm, the male head of silver, miscellaneous light brown spots, face black, brown back and wings, the wings have a white spot, either resting or flying are very obvious, it can be said that they are “registered trademark”, chest, abdomen, waist radiate bright orange-red central tail feather color black, but each side also was bright orange-red, it is very bright!

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Daurian Redstart ,it is like nature in the open woods and bushes zone activities, it is often alone haunt; especially like perched on projections to facilitate foraging through the bottom of the insect, which both have a strong field, but not quite afraid, we can say it is very easy to get the winter migratory birds.

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Daurian Redstart by Black ghost cave

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Small Ryukyu Islands is symbolic stone vases, the stone vases by sea winds, so it’s very special shape, the arrival of summer sea whenever this place is snorkeling.

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Small Ryukyu Islands geographical environment like a shoe floating in the Taiwan Strait, we live in the B & B  can see the island of Taiwan Pingtung Fangliao lights.

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1929 built Small Ryukyu Islands lighthouse,Small Ryukyu Islands  two existing lighthouse, a city located in Baisha end port, when the boat near the Provisional of the island and arrivals have guidelines functions; and the lighthouse and Eluanbi Lighthouse has the same guidelines in the Taiwan Strait and the Bashi Channel and from the vessel function, they all belong to an international lighthouse.

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According to the spread of the ancient story, Black Ghost Cave had occurred in the past period of the tragic history of the slave trade: As Small Ryukyu Islands and Luzon distant relative, and from the ship to avoid during storms, boats parked in Liouciou broke down the coast, on the use of slaves night dive in the sea, with a sharp knife to the bottom damage, when the crew found that ship into the water, load this sinking ship, black ghost ship is about objects, food all robbery. Later continue to occur as a result of the shipwreck, the attention of sailing ships, after an investigation, before being noted as Black Ghost, then choose another search landed den, take the night on the occasion, the firewood stacked outside, fire burning, Black Ghost died in cave , a lot of dead bodies and ashes, from the shipwreck occurred rarely.

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Very interesting signs, caution crab!

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The  vases stone

小玩球記行

從旅行事物裡去尋找有趣的景色,例如是旅途中看見的冬或夏候鳥類。

台灣是候鳥渡過冬天的季節,因為冬天也不會覺得寒冷,但是當季節變換,這一批過冬的鳥兒又即將展翅高飛,飛回它們原來的居住地。

這次旅行的目的地是台灣屏東離島的小琉球,當台灣氣象播出寒流來襲時,正在小琉球的我們卻感受不到寒意,以前對小琉球總是停留在騎著機車可以在一個鐘頭瀏覽全島一圈的刻板印象,但這次的小旅行,對小琉球完全改觀。

從屏東的東石坐船約廿分鐘的時間,由於冬季海浪很大,船上下顛簸不已,直到下船之後,氣溫大概維持在非常怡人15-16度左右,各自租了電動機車之後,慢慢往民宿方向前進,這種視野遼闊的感覺和澎湖、金門相似,筆直道路的兩旁,我在腦海不斷溫習著那些認識有限的防風植物,像是木麻黃、林投、大葉欖仁、白水木,而處處可見向海的媽祖廟和樸實可愛的小土地公廟,我們落腳的民宿位於台灣海峽邊,站在海岸邊,樹沒有被海風吹得左右搖晃,這兒的海風並不像冬季金門或是馬祖那般海風凜烈刺骨,反而讓人感受溫和,真的一點也不覺寒冷,夜晚還可遠眺屏東枋寮的點點燈火,這種感覺很奇妙,入睡時,靜靜地聽著海浪拍岸的聲音,早晨也從海浪拍岸聲甦醒,原來這就是小琉球最天然的鬧鈴聲。

清晨,起個大早,島上沒有加油站,所以自用汽車數量寥寥可數,我們騎上電動摩托車,馬路上幾乎看不見紅綠燈的存在,我發現每兩三步就是一家販售炸麻花捲的招牌,店家熟練把麵粉條相互扭轉,然後放入熱油中炸熟,炸熟後趁油餘溫,趕緊沾上各式口味的佐料,像是梅子、海苔、麻辣等口味,當然旅行時伴手禮是不可或缺,不管是不是大部份都拿來餽贈友人,還是會留個一小包,當夜深人靜時泡杯熱茶,把減肥健身禁令拋至腦後,貪嘴吃點甜蜜入口的炸麻花,心裡也不禁笑起來,原來這是小琉球的味道。

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