“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”
The second day of our trip is composed mainly of long walks in a long trail.
The night before I checked where we should go since most of the Yehliu Tour is already booked. I stumbled upon Bitou Cape and found that it is near the Jiufen Area and other tourist spots.
I searched on how to go there and I found out that you just have to go to Taipei Main Station. I am fascinated by how large Taipei Main Station is and its architecture is like one of those things you see on TV.
You still need to go to the Kuo Kuang Bus Terminal to get your ticket going to Bitou Cape, which costs NTD121.
The waiting area for the bus (Bus 1811) is located outside of the Kuo Kuang Bus Terminal and the ride is a bit long due to traffic experienced in the express way.
After 23 stops or approximately 2 hours of traveling, you’ll hear the intercom saying that it is now approaching to Bitou Cape. You need to press the red button on the bus for it to stop.
The bus stop is at the foot of Bitou Cape and you’ll not get lost as there are signs around the area pointing you on where to start the trail.
Please keep in mind to make all the toilet thing before the trail as the toilet found along the trail is not that clean and it is not maintained. Also, please make sure to bring lots of water and snack with you.
As we walked on the trail, luckily, it started to rain. But that didn’t stop us from walking on the trail.
You’ll be welcomed by the lavish green scenery surrounding the area. It is always refreshing and relaxing when you’re surrounded by nature. And what I like more is the sound of the ocean waves hitting the shore.
Bitou Cape has one of the easiest trails. It is cemented and there are signs everywhere. However, there’s no lamp post along the trail so walking on it in the afternoon until dark is a bit dangerous.
Along the trail there are a number of tourists. I am surprised to know that there’s a huge number of elderly going for a walk on the trail. There are even Filipinos that we encountered on the trail and there are other Asians too.
We have different purpose on doing such but one thing is for sure. Walking on a trail is one of the greatest stress relievers. If you’re worried of a lot of things, you can always vent it out on nature.
Nature is the great shock absorber of all things negative and a great friend who will just listen and make you at ease after a while.
After a few moments, the rain shower stopped for a while and I indulge myself to the view of the place. If could just put this place in pandora’s box and carry it anywhere, I would do it as this place gives me peace of mind and comfort.
When the rain totally stopped, we continue our journey and we are in great awe when we reached the top.