Because I am a total nerd and I love watching Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, I convinced Kristy to go visit the Three Gorges Dam! So we jumped on a 14 hour train ride to the city of Yichang, gateway to the Three Gorges.
This is a photo of the Yangtze River, the third longest river in the world and the life line to millions of Chinese people. The Yangtze River is spectacular and I had put it on my China to do list; unfortunately, I failed to factor one small detail into the plan, smog. It’s hard to even believe the amount of smog there was near Yichang and near the dam. It seemed like the more inland Kristy and I traveled, the worse it became. It really, truly is such a shame since it ruined all views we had of the river and the dam.
It is times like these that make me feel so blessed to live in Canada where the air quality is superb.
Three Gorges Dam
It may look tiny but don’t let this photo fool you, this is the largest Hydroelectric Dam in the world!
Guards taking their job very seriously.
View from the top basin of the dam.
Nevertheless, I am still giddy and glad we took this minor detour, I got to mark another engineering marvel off my Big, Bigger and Biggest Bucket List.