A few Pictures from Suining

July 25, 2009 at 16:42

Suining

Suining
Dave at our favorite evening water hole – big ice cold beer for only 4 RMB!

Suining

Suining

Suining

Suining

Suining

I saw the Eclipse!!!

July 22, 2009 at 15:49

Went to Suining with Dave. From the overcast white sky of Chengdu we came to blue sky over there. Great!
Spend the next day exploring the temples on the hills. Found a nice spot on an island in the river. Ice cold Snow beer for 4 RMB (the big bottle!!). Had 2 nice nights at that place – no cars – the lights of the city at the other site.
Got up at 6 in the morning today – the big one. Had shower and coffee – than we did head out towards the river. Took the ferry over – only farmers on the way to the market – nobody went with us over – great. The Chinese will stay in the city.
Went to one of the little restaurants and asked the shopkeeper if she is willing to get us chairs up on the hill. She agreed for 5 RMB which is 0.42€ This we could afford – and she gave a big beach umbrella on top of it.
So here we where – in our beach chairs on top of that small hill – waiting. On another hill was a father with his son. Than it started – slow slow from the top the shade of the moon came in. Slow slow our excitement did rose – finally there was only a millimeter or so left – bum – the sun was gone. Everything came to standstill – bird stopped and the whole thing was sort of unreal. COOL!!
We had more than 5 minutes till there was the 1st millimeter of sun – a loud roar from over the river – 100.000 of Chinese where screaming and cherishing the reappearance of the sun – great!!!

Eclipse

Eclipse
Show me the big one!

Eclipse
Show me the big one!

Eclipse
Show me the big one!