Set off for our boat trip. On the way we saw the fields (?) of mussels being cultivated. The trip starts from the Halong Bay harbour, so we saw the model of what is planned for the development. No indication of the time scale, and there is a whole lot of work to be done. If they don't improve the road from Hanoi then I can't see it being the resort they plan. The boat trip gave us some wonderful scenery, took lots of photos, but as you have no doubt seen many photos of it already, I won't bore you with more. They landed us at Surprise Cave and we had a tour of the caves. Very well presented and good lighting. Unfortunately the weather was quite misty despite the forecast being for sun. It never appeared, even got worse after lunch.
Then a long bus trip back to Hanoi
Went out for dinner, managed to get there and back without being killed by the traffic. It's unbelievable, bikes go through red lights without a care, on the wrong side of the road, where ever they like. Can't believe we've seen only one accident.
A misty day
Friday, February 27, 2015