Photos by MJ Klein
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It’s time for another blogger party folks! This time, it’s going to be a grill party on the beach!
I’d been searching for a new place to do something different, and in my travels I found a cool place by the beach that would make for an excellent blogger party. I’ll show you some photos in a minute, but first, let me announce the date (and why).
September 19th, 2009
In case of a typhoon, the backup date is September 26, 2009.
Where: Sinfong, Taiwan. Coordinates: 24 54.698 120 57.994 (plug this into Google Maps). It’s just off Route 15 along the coast. Very easy accessible from anywhere in Taiwan.
The place is very easy to find and the coastline here is incredible. Like many beaches in Taiwan you cannot swim here, but the view is nice and there is always a cool breeze. What’s more important is there is a place where we can set up some grills and have a party and no one will bother us.
Why This Date?
September is much cooler than July and August, yet warmer than October. The weekend before is still part of Ghost Month, and many people don’t go out during that time. The weekend after is fine too, but then there isn’t any backup date in case of a typhoon. This date is still plenty of time before the Lunar Festival so it won’t interfere with that holiday. So, September 19th seems to be the perfect date.
Here are some details about the place:
There is a sizeable parking lot.
Just around the corner is the first of two shelters. You can also park on the right side across from the shelter.
We’ll have to bring some tables to make things easier. I have a small portable table and a few chairs that I’m going to bring. We could use a few tarps and some rope to extend the top for better sun shielding.
Next to the shelter is a “boardwalk” where lots of people walk on the weekends.
The view on the Taiwan Straight is very nice.
I’m going to arrive early in the morning to set up in the shelter. Like Yong An, you can’t “reserve” the shelter so it’s first come-first served. The good news is that there is another shelter down the road from this one. There is nothing stopping us from setting up on the sand or on the boardwalk either. So no matter what happens, we can have a good time and enjoy the outdoors!
What To Bring?
- Whatever you want to eat, and drink.
- Portable grill
- Small table (and chairs if you like)
We Could Use:
- Tarp to extend the roof
- Rope to tie the tarp
Hope to see you all there!