Compared with the Road No. 9, Suhua Road is more winding and dangerous. The zigzag road made one of my classmates have severe car sick. We pulled over to give her a break. When we were chatting on the shoulder, we saw amazingly beautiful rainbow hanging high above the ocean. That's really breathtaking.
I found that the picture doesn't show the rainbow well because of the light when I was posting it. Too bad. 我發現我拍的照片因為逆光的關係，沒有把這道彩虹拍得很清楚，真的是很可惜啊！
After enough rest, we continued our drive to Taroko.
When we were near the sign of Welcome to Taroko National Park, we saw two people lifting yellow strip and waiting for us to pass through. We didn't know what was happening. Few minutes later, we got a call from my classmate in another car. They were blocked because Suhau Raod was in reparation, and they were only allow to pass in one hour. We realized we just passed through the blocking line in time, but our other classmates didn't make it. And we had to wait for them for an hour. We didn't want to waste our time, so we decided to go to Qingshui Cliff. (Later, I found out that my classmates in another car also had great time near the entry of Taroko National Park in the same time.)
When we arrived at Qingshui Cliff, it was getting dark, but it was great that it didn't rain. We could take a pleasant walk along an abandoned road.
The ocean was clear and it had two kinds of blue. The water of the inner part near the cliff was milky-blue; the water of the outer side was light-blue. Beautiful!
I love QingShui Cliff very much. It is really spectacular. The cliff is main reason I want to visit the east coast of Taiwan. I would like to spend more time in this region. I have been thinking hiking in the region around Qingshui Cliff, but it seems not a good idea so far because of the traffic in the region. I wish the big trucks driving through the Suhau Road could get fewer and fewer and the place would become friendly for travelers.
I took picture of those two rocks was because the scenery was funny. The bigger rock in the right side resembles a terrier and the one in the left side is doggy poo. :D
When we were talking a walk, one helicopter flew over us. It made high volume of noise which made me think of a movie-- Apocalypse Now directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The scene of the attack and the music-- Ride of the Valkyries--replayed in my mind. I had surreal feeling when I was taking picture of the helicopter.