really loved the yangtze river. the dam is completed, but gorges still beautiful. river has risen 60 meters, a lot of water!. trip in local small boats one of the highlights - see photos -
along with that we had a 'pirates lunch' those who dressed for the occasion were rewarded with a prize! (i got one). the top 3 were judged - michael was among them but he didnt get to be top pirate!.
dam is well over 1 mile long, not very spectacular to look at, but a feat of modern engineering. staying up untill 2 in the morning we watched how they got 6 large cruise ships and cargo boats into the first lock. we gently floated down 10 meters, then shunted into the next one where the process was repeated. there were 5 locks untill finally we arrived into the river again.