2020年9月19日 星期六

Roaming Around Jiadong Township 佳冬鄉一日遊

Jiadong Township lies between Linbian Township and Fangliao Township.  It's on the coast, but doesn't have a fishing port.  Yuguang Elementary School, one of the schools where I work, is in Jiadong. 佳冬鄉位於林邊鄉, 枋寮鄉中間.  雖然是在海邊, 但是沒有漁港. 我上班的學校之一, 玉光國小, 也在佳冬.

During the Ching Dynasty Jiadong and Xinpi Townships were one of the Hakka "Six Duei" Settlements.  At that time they were known as the "Left Duei." 清朝的時候, 佳冬和新埤鄉是客家人六堆其中一個.  當時的佳冬和新埤是為左堆.

According the last census, there are 18,668 people living in Jiadong. 上次的人口統計顯示佳冬的人口是18,668人.


At the southeast corner of Jiadong is the Seagull Park.  It could be a nice little park if the local government cared about it more, but as it is it's a sad, forgotten place where fishermen park their cars.  It's hard to blame anyone for this situation; the Seagull Park really is in the middle of nowhere. 佳冬的東南部有海鷗公園.  如果當地政府好好維護它的話, 這個小公園會是個很可愛的公園, 可是現在只成為漁民的停車場.  我不是在譴責任何人,  因為海鷗公園真是位於鳥不生蛋的地區.


From the Seagull Park a set of steps lead over the seawall to the ocean. 從海鷗公園可以爬樓梯翻過堤防到海邊.


To be fair, this area does have a certain beauty around sunset.  Any other time of day?  I wouldn't bother. 這個地方的海景在黃昏的時候比較美.  其他時間就不建議你去了.


Further west is the village of Wen Dze, at the southwest corner of Jiadong.  This is where the Linbian River meets the Taiwan Strait. 往西一點, 佳冬的西南部有塭子村.  這裡是林邊溪到台灣海峽的出海口.




At Wen Dze the road along the coast turns north, eventually meeting Highway 17.   This is near the bridge leading across the river to Linbian. 塭子村之後, 這條路往北走, 連接台17線.  附近的這座橋跨過河床往林邊.


North of Highway 17 the road along the river curves northeast, heading toward Xinpi Township.  You won't find any 7-11s or Family Marts around here.  在台17線北邊, 這條路往東北部去到新埤鄉.  這附近沒有7-11, 也沒有全家.


At the north end of Jiadong there's a disused trail.  From this point on stretches a maze of tiny roads. 佳冬北部有一條舊步道.  這裡之後, 附近的鄉道很像一個大迷宮.


Not far from the trail are these statues.  If you've driven from south Pingtung County to Kaohsiung, you've probably passed these statues many times. 這些雕像步道不遠.  你如果曾經從屏東縣南部開車到高雄, 應該看過幾次.


If you back south down Highway 1, you'll see a lot of pineapple fields.  This particular field is on my way to work. 在台1線迴轉往南走, 你會經過很多鳳梨田.  我上班的時候會經過照片中的鳳梨田.


But what Jiadong really has a lot of is old, abandoned houses.  The houses abandoned by richer people become tourist sites.  The houses abandoned by poorer people are left to slowly crumble. 可是在佳冬, 最多的東西大概是老舊的或廢棄的房子.  有錢人的舊房子變成景點, 較窮的人的房子就漸漸地塌壞了.





And this is Yuguang Elementary School, where I happen to work.  They have a nice field, don't you think? 這是玉光國小.  校園不錯, 對不對?

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