Today was a drive this morning of over 200 kms and then visit the 3 Gorges dam. As we drove into the area we had to receive special permits to take the cars into the area. This took some time and with our drivers licences and Chinese plates we were able to obtain these.
It was interesting to see the area. Like all the roadways, viaducts and many kilometres of tunnels we have driven through today we never ceased to be amazed at the engineering and talent involved in creating them. Today we drove through many kilometres of tunnels and unfortunately we didn’t take an accurate account. At one stage we commented that we had spent more driving time underground than above ground so would have been in excess of 50 kms.
The Three Gorges Dam with its massive wall, locks and boats lifts is a feat of of modern engineering.
Dinner tonight was just 4 of us. Paula and Peter joined us for Chinese at a local restaurant that was bustling with people and with notes that Green had translated we were able to order non spicy food. A lovely meal and very tasty.
Tomorrow is a long driving day. An early start of 7am and almost 700 kms should see us at Jingdezhen.