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Admiring the Setting Sun

The wind turbines at Gao Mei Wetlands
The wind turbines at Gao Mei Wetlands

Last week we brought the kids to Gao Mei Wetlands  at Taichung, Taiwan. It is my 2nd visit to the Wetlands as I previously visited the place  with R when I was there in April. This time around we brought the whole family there to enjoy the scenery  and watch the sunset.

The boys doing a jump shot for the camera
The boys doing a jump shot for the camera

The kids were happy to go crab and mud skipper spotting that afternoon and were looking forward to playing a round of  ” fastest eyes” to see how many sea creatures they could spot on the way.

The kids looking down from the boardwalk
The kids looking down from the boardwalk

They were fascinated to see mud skippers flipping around on the surface below the boardwalk.  I didn’t take a picture of the mud skipper as it was the same color as the greyish mud it was in.

A female crab
A female crab

I took pictures of the tiny crabs instead. This time we saw more female then male crabs around.

A male crab
A male crab

I guess that it is mating season at the moment as we were treated to a live crab fight while walking along the boardwalk.

Two crabs sparing against each other
Two crabs sparing against each other

It was really interesting watching the two crabs having a go at each other. They were chasing each other and planting jabs at one another. Most probably there was a potential mate waiting  at a distance for the victor of this fight.

Tiger Girl and me posing for a photo
Tiger Girl and me posing for a photo

The weather was really nice. It wasn’t as cold and there was a slight breeze.

A capture of the sun while walking on the boardwalk
A capture of the sun while walking on the boardwalk

It was high tide when we were at the wetlands so we didn’t see anyone going down to have a walk  this time.

The view we had while walking back to the carpark
The view we had while walking back to the carpark

Gao Mei Wetlands is certainly a lovely place to visit. A great place to soak in the scenery while watching the sunset.

Have you been sightseeing lately?

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What we have been Eating Lately

Face Sushi
Face Sushi

It has been awhile since I last shared what we have been eating. Here are some snapshots of both homemade dishes and meals that we have while eating out.

The kids love eating sushi and would request for it weekly. It can be quite costly buying it from the store so on occasions we would make our own at home. The creations above were done by Tiger girl with the assistance from grandma.

Chocolate Chip Muffins
Chocolate Chip Muffins

The kids love chocolate chip muffins. Here are some that I baked recently baked using Almond flour. I’m switching away from using traditional flours for my bakes and changing to Almond or Coconut flour instead. The recipes that I use nowadays are no sugar ones as SUGAR is one of the main causes of weight gain and healthy problems.

Seaweed Salad
Seaweed Salad

This was one of the dish that I ate when we went out on Sunday.  I normally order a smoked salmon salad however that week I decided on trying something different. It tasted rather yummy and refreshing to me.

Bacon and Eggs and Hot Cocoa
Bacon and Eggs and Hot Cocoa

This is something which I have occasionally for breakfast.  Bacon and eggs and Bullet Proof Cocoa.

Kaya Toast, half boiled eggs and hot milo
Kaya Toast, half boiled eggs and hot milo

This is the traditional breakfast that  the kids enjoy eating when we go out for breakfast. Kaya Toast bread , soft boil eggs and milo. It is not really healthy so we only have this during the holidays.

Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is one of the dishes which I have added onto our frequently cooked meals. Cauliflower Fried Rice where cauliflower is used to replace white rice. It is really yummy and filling for dinner.

What have you been eating recently?

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