Friday, May 2, 2014

shimen arch

The last stop of the day was to Shimen Arch, a stone arch that was formed by sea erosion.

I had set my camera on a self timer that would take three photos every time. However since the sun was so bright we couldn't tell when the camera was taking pictures so we kept jumping over and over in hopes of getting one good shot. Jumping super high several times in a row on a beach is actually very hard. After doing it several times we were exhausted and in between all these shots we were just laughing uproariously over our failed attempts at this jumping shot. This was the best we could do!

This area was very beautiful and a great beach to sit and admire the view if not as great for swimming. I think I saw people digging for clams and shells around here... There are also a lot of green mossy balls - all that greenery pictured above.

There was a random bridge built here that was interesting to cross. It provided awesome views of the ocean and made me think of star-crossed lovers coming here to meet, of course both running from opposite ends to meet in the middle. Haha.

Ended the day at Raohe Night Market with some mochi covered in white chocolate and oeros. Delicious!

The Details
You can catch the Crown North Coast Bus from Danshuei MRT Station in Taipei or Keelung Train Station. A bus comes every hour on the weekdays and every half hour on the weekend. 200 TWD for unlimited rides. Get off at Shimen Arch stop.
website - find bus routes, schedule and access here

Raohe Night Market
Access: Songshan Station - Songshan-Xindian Line (Green MRT line)

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