Checking the latest situation at the dam
The Chinese website (http://www.ctgpc.com.cn/) has a status indicator. It's not real time, but it does provide the latest information on what is happening.
At the bottom of the left-hand colum on the page, there are four figures. In roder, these figures are:
Water flow through the Three Gorges Dam (in cubic metres per second)
Water flow through the Gezhouba Dam (in cubic metres per second).
The column on the right shows the day/month/time of each recording.
Water level of the Three Gorges Dam (metres above sea level)
Water level in the Yangtze River *below* Gezhouba Dam (metres above sea level)
Street vendors...dried lizards!
Food stalls are everywhere in China, and Yichang is no exception. Anne and I frequented a number of these stalls on a regular basis to stock up on bottles of water and, Anne’s favorite, peach juice.
Although some of the street food looked very nice, and the prices were even nicer, I kept thinking of those adverts on television about the traveler holed up in a dingy hospital somewhere with food poisoning. (And the thought of Anne’s voice ringing in my ears for years to come, “I TOLD YOU SO!”)
You see, when I was in Zimbabwe I got salmonella poisoning, when I was in Uganda I got food poisoning, when I was in……the list could go on…just ask Anne LOL:))