Yellow Sea Views

It is amazing that the long coast line of China does not have much to offer when it comes to natural beauty. There is a bit around Hainan, and a few small corners on the way. The rest is pretty unattractive, man-made and mostly covered with trash. I am currently close the Yellow Sea, and as the name already indicates, it is not a blue ocean. The color comes from the load of silt coming from the rivers. But that is not what is disturbing. The coast line is a completely artificial one, with fish farming behind the land reclamation areas - biologically degraded, polluted and overused. China has the policy, to develop first and clean up later. But what has been done here to the coastal ecology is irreversible. I am sure, you don't want to go there without professional purpose, but still you can download the route I took by clicking here (GPX-format).

 Beach with Chinese characteristics.

Beach with Chinese characteristics.

 Dongtai (Jiangsu Province) to the Yellow Sea and back.

Dongtai (Jiangsu Province) to the Yellow Sea and back.

 Fish farming, inland the Yellow Sea (Jiangsu Province, P.R. China)

Fish farming, inland the Yellow Sea (Jiangsu Province, P.R. China)