have been asked where is Chiayi where we are staying
I attached an URL of Taiwan map.
the map, you will see TAIWAN printed on it.
the T of TAIWAN, you can see CHIA-I, which is
city in its own county. Tsaoling which I
its complicated road system passing through 3
is somewhere where YUN-LIN, CHIA-I and NANTOU
The photo URL has been fixed. In it are some of
most beautiful shots ever taken of Tinkerbell
to me on recall.
is right at the Southern tip of Taiwan and
Gorge next to Hsin-cheng north of Hua-lien
on the Eastern side.
is another good map of Taiwan, more an image shot
found an article by NewScientist on the 7-2 floods.
extract of that article
floods for 25 years hit Taiwan
06 July 04
flooding in Taiwan, caused by typhoon Mindulle,
mark the beginning of a worse than normal storm
in the region, warn experts.
typhoon struck Taiwan on Saturday, bringing the
flooding the island has seen for 25 years.
areas recorded 250 centimetres of rain in
space of five days - more than the island normally
in one year - and at least 23 people were killed
mudslides and raging floodwaters.
above did not tell the full story. Most of the
fell on two days. Taiwan yearly rainfall consist
5-7 typhoons and the 'plum' rains and the winter
and the 'mau-mau' rains. If you have been
a hurricane or a typhoon, you know the scale
the rain of any one of them.
that two days, we have been hit by the combined
of 7 typhoons, plus or minus 1 or two. It
staggering to me and beyond my wildest
descriptions, incredible as it may seem to you,
note, the article said that may only be the
- wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter
the Bimbo - beautiful sweet cat but so stupid! - like a bimbo
- ferret which loves parrot pellets
emails and photo links on Tink -