Snorkeling on the Northeast Coast

Michella Jade Weng, Host:
We're on the northeast coast today, and we're going snorkeling!

Who says you have to fly out of Taiwan to go snorkeling? If you're in Taipei, a great snorkeling destination is less than an hour's drive away. This is Longdong on the northeast coast. And if you bring some leftover toast, you and the beautiful underwater marine life here will become fast friends.

Li Siou-juan
There are lots of tropical fish, soft-finned fish and everyone's favorite - clown fish. In the last couple of days, we saw schools of batfish just in this little section we've roped off.

If you choose to stay on shore, there still are things to see and do.

This sea cucumber feels kind of like konjak. But let's be nice to it. I hear it spits out white liquid when upset.

Ever thought of soaking your feet and feeding fish at the same time?

These guys like bread, and they don't mind your stinky feet.

And for people who prefer a little more action...

there are speedboats you can ride nearby too!

How fast can these go?

Even faster if you come in the morning.

When the wakes are a little too big, an experienced captain can give you a ride on the waves. That's also pretty exciting.

I never thought that the northeast coast could be so much fun, and you don't even need a car to get here. The public sightseeing bus is all you need, and there's even an iPhone and Android app for it. Next, we're headed for Jinguashi, an old mining town so cute and quaint that several TV and movie productions have filmed here.

Gold was discovered in the mountains of Jinguashi in 1890 and mined for about 60 years. This place is now a musuem where visitors can walk through the old tunnels and also get a feel of how gold was panned. You might find the experience a rich one.

東北角浮淺淘金樂

主持人翁郁容:
我們今天來到東北角,要浮潛!

誰說潛水一定要出國,台灣也有很多好去處,像東北角龍洞,離台北市中心才一小時。只要一點吐司,這裡的魚兒們馬上變成您的好朋友。

李秀娟
很多熱帶魚,很多軟體動物,海蛞蝓啊、大家喜歡看的小丑魚啦。像這兩天我們在泳池範圍有很多一整群的燕魚。很漂亮,很優雅的魚。

如果不想下水,留在岸上也有東西可以看,可以玩。

(這海參)有點像蒟蒻。不過我們別太虐待牠,聽說牠生氣會吐白絲。

還有,您想過餵魚同時還可以泡泡腳嗎?

家裡沒有吃完的麵包,可以拿來這裡餵魚,牠們不在意您的鹹魚。

[[家裡吐司帶來 啊哈哈哈哈哈哈]]

而如果喜歡驚險刺激的朋友,就在龍洞附近還有競艇可以搭!

這可以開多快?

如果早上來可以開很快。

如果浪大,厲害的船長可以把船開在浪上,這又是另一種刺激的體驗。

今天我們水上和海底活動到此為止,接著我們要繼續搭觀光搭巴士到金瓜石淘金!
到現在為止都不知道東北角可以這麼好玩,而且來這邊也不需要開車,搭上觀光巴士就OK。而且還有個 iPhone 和 Android 的時刻表 app 可以下載。接下來我們要到金瓜石,一個很有特色的老礦坑,許多電影和電視節目都來這裡取過景。

在1890年,有人發現這裡有黃金,開挖了一甲子。現在這裡成為一座博物館,開放大家參觀坑道、掏金,讓遊客帶回全只有在這邊才有的黃金體驗。