Mei He and San He are the northernmost towns in Tai Ma Li Township. Both are just south of Jer Ben, on the other side of the Jer Ben River. There's nothing famous in either town. 美和跟三和是太麻里鄉最北邊的小村落. 這二個村落在知本南邊, 知本溪的另外一邊. 這附近沒有什麼景點.
This is the north end of Mei He. In the background you can see the "Tai Ma Li Township" pillar. To the right, behind the election poster, the aboriginal boy points the way to the Jer Ben Hot Spring Area. 美和的北部. 這裡立著太麻里鄉的標示牌. 右邊, 在選舉海報後面, 有一個原住民孩子指往知本溫泉區的方向.
This is the southern end of San He, where Highway 9 starts ascending the big hill. The house on the hill is part of the village of Shan Yuan. There's another village called Shan Yuan north of Taitung City, in Beinan Township. 這是三和的南部, 也是台9線開始上高坡的地方. 山坡上的房子位在杉原村. 這個杉原村位在台東市北邊, 這是另一個在卑南鄉的杉原村.
This is the same area, looking north. This stretch of coast is known as "White Sand Bay," but it's not really white, and it's not good for swimming. 同一個地點往北邊看. 這一段海岸叫白沙灣, 可是沙子不是很白, 這裡也不適合游泳.
San He's Seashore Park. Definitely the worst seashore park I can think of. 三和海濱公園. 在海濱公園中, 這個是最差的吧.
Behind the park there's an area used by local fishermen. It's full of buoys and other fishing equipment. 公園後方有在地漁夫的用地. 到處都有他們的浮標跟其他的設備.
Along the seashore there's A LOT of trash. Local residents may have dumped this trash here, or it may have been washed here by the tides. 海邊的垃圾真多. 不知道是當地人亂丟的或是海浪沖進來的.
Looking south from the San He Seashore Park. Tetrapods and local garbage don't exactly make for natural splendor. It sure is quiet though. 在三和海濱公園往南邊看. 消波塊跟垃圾再次破壞了大自然的景色. 還好這附近滿安靜的.
Aquaculture is a big industry around San He, and there are many pools like this one. 水產養殖在三和附近是項重要的產業. 這地區有很多這樣的水池.
This always confuses people, but the road leading through Mei He and San He is Highway 9, NOT Highway 11. Highway 11 merges into Highway 9 in Mei He. 很多人容易搞錯, 經過美和跟三和的那條公路是台9線, 不是台11線. 台11線在美和北邊變成台9線.
Roadside stand selling sugar apples. Sugar apples are the biggest crop in both Mei He and San He, and I've heard stories of fabulously rich farmers in this area. Dragonfruit, bananas and roselle flowers are also grown around here. 路邊的小店在賣釋迦. 釋迦是美和跟三和最有名的農產品, 我也聽說這附近有的農夫很有錢. 在這個地區還有人種火龍果, 香蕉跟洛神花.
Fields near the ocean, just over the river from Jer Ben. Many of these fields have been abandoned. I'm guessing the soil isn't very good for farming. 靠近海邊在知本溪附近的農田. 很多農地看起來荒廢了. 我猜想這附近的地養分不高.
We found a few dogs living near this abandoned house. At least they were friendly. Dogs can make driving down many of these roads a dangerous undertaking. 我們在這棟廢棄的房子附近發現一群狗. 還好他們都很友善. 狗時常讓許多農村道路變得很危險.
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