Chongqing to Wushan

Today was a driving day . The morning was wet and this made for less than desirable driving conditions. We drove along the motorway and had morning tea at a service area. Lunch was fantastic as we drove off the motorway to the town Wanzhou and had lunch on the side of the Yangzi River.  A lovely picturesque town with an old bell tower.

Arrived in Wushan late afternoon and had wonderful local barbecued fish for dinner (the local specialty) We have two nights in Wushan at a lovely hotel. Time to clean clothes and have a sleep in.. Tomorrow we are taking a river cruise on the Yangzi River. .

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