Nanliao is the beach community closest to Hsinchu. It faces the South China Sea and features spectacular sunsets every once and a while. Official brown signs proclaim the 17 kilometers of scenic coastline, and on Sunday, February 19, a few of us headed west to rent bikes and see the scenery.
My roommate, Chocolate,
our friends Allen
met up at a small bar and eatery, Dizzy Jungle.
Across the street we rented bikes for 200nt each,
and soon we were cruising along the paved bike paths, our bodies getting used to the violating bike seats.
17 kilometers from the start point were high-powered windmills and a small rest stop. We were all energized and happy.
Once we began our trek back to the start, the notorious headwind exhausted our legs and slowed our pace to a crawl. We didn’t take a break on the way back, and we were pretty sore once we returned the bikes to the bike shop. The weather was so rough that I had a windburned face.
Back in Nanliao, we drove to Aha’s, a pizza parlor, and devoured two pizzas.
Then we made our way back to Dizzy Jungle and shared two large bowls of delicious pasta created by A-Pan, the owner, as well as three slices of vanilla cake. We were beasts, especially Todd, who finished off every last noodle in the bowls.
Nanliao’s 17 kilometer’s of scenery: I’ve now seen it.