Floating around Green Island ( Lyudao )
Trip Start Nov 06, 2006
106Trip End Dec 31, 2008
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Total Distance: 15 km by walk and bike
Altitude up: 150m
Altitude down: 150m
Finally a cooler day with clouds and bit rain.
The island is really made for tourists and at this time of the year is flooded with university students on their vacation. Activities are snorkeling and diving ( 11:00 to 15:00 ), driving with scooters around the island visting the sightseeing points, sitting in the beach hot spring, shopping and having fun in bars, coffee shops and restaurants. There are only very few places for swinmming and the one of two which exist are pretty boring - the reason is the volcanic rugged character of the island and the sharp coral formations
I have, like the previous day my breakfast in the chain breakfast shop " Beautiful and Breakfast ". I order one of the tasty sandwiches and a bin caffee ( ice coffee ).The good thing is that this place is open to the ocean side and you can sit at tables set up on the dam. Really a fine place.
Later in the morning I walk/ ride an ancient trail. It begins near the airport and goes up to the highest point at 170m. At first the way follows a small road. Here I change between pushing up my bike and on a bit flatter parts ride the bike. I chose to take the bike with me because the trail crosses over to the other side of the island, which would mean to have a quite long walk back along the cost, something I do not want toady, especially as I rode my bike along the coast yesterday. The first 3.7 km of the 'trail ' are on road, only then it turns into a well developed dirt trail. Many parts are with stairs, even pretty steep on the way down on the other side. Luckily on most parts I manage to push the trail beside the stairs on the grass. As it had rained not long time ago many small greenish-yellow lizzards are lying on the way and flee in panik, but still observing the intruder, when I come. The real trail is pretty nice with different kinds of forest vegetation
Green island - a nice place to have fun, for me not a ' must '. My proposal for the island development - get rid of the scooters for rent ( phase them out ) and rent bicycles and electric bikes and/or golf carts. Make Green Island really " green "!