I love you! (You all know who you are! ;) )
We kept on walking till we got to Rosary Cathedral, a famous Catholic church in the city. It's always nice to be inside one.
There was an Asian type shrine to Mary. Meaning, it had a small pond and koi. It was beautiful and interesting. Wish the gate was unlocked so I could've gone in.
Then, more walking, BUT we got a shaved ice for our efforts! It's the best dessert in Taiwan. We got Mango-strawberry flavor.
Next we got to QiJin Island by a short ferry ride. Lots of people drove their scooters onto the bottom deck of the boat to take to this long and narrow island. QiJin actually shields Gaoxiong from some bad weather. We hadn't planned on going there actually so we didn't see all the sights on the island--but we did go to the beach! The weather was nice- not too hot, not too cold, and the sand was black!
This temple is over 300 years old- dedicated to Mazu, the sea goddess.