By chance we took on Route 61 on the first day of the lunar year. We were visiting Fort Zeelandia, and thought it would be interesting to drive north to Taichung from there on Route 61. Route 61 is the West Seaside Expressway; some segments are not yet finished. The route goes through some "inland sea" (lagoon) and passes many small land areas developed for fish farming. There was little traffic, and the scene mostly solitary.

On Route 17, looking east on a bridge to Cigu Township.
On Route 17, looking east on a bridge to Cigu Township.
Turn right and you are onto Route 61, northbound. The stalls sell sea food and oyster snack.
Turn right and you are onto Route 61, northbound. The stalls sell sea food and oyster snack.
Looking west on Route 61. Sunset on the Taiwan Strait in a hour.
Looking west on Route 61. Sunset on the Taiwan Strait in a hour.
Very little traffic on Route 61.
Very little traffic on Route 61.
These road signs keep me oriented.
These road signs keep me oriented.
In Budai Township, I think. Inland Sea (Lagoon) oyster farming.
In Budai Township, I think. "Inland Sea" (Lagoon) oyster farming.
Route 61 is considered an express way, so there are over-passes now and then.
Route 61 is considered an expressway, so there are over-passes now and then.
It is getting dark, and no more photo.
It is getting dark, and no more photo.