Cat Ba Day 4

Go back to Cat Ba Day 3.

Go back to Vietnam.

 

Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley.

A break from the seaside climbing on day four.  Instead, we headed for Butterfly Valley on the island and (perish the thought!) some single pitch sporto stuff.  Decent half day even if it’s not our cup of tea.  Also did an 8 km jungle hike around the area in the afternoon.  This was reasonably fun with some fauna (twig snake) and much vicious flora:  almost everything will either kill you if eaten or sting you if touched.  That final night on Cat Ba was spent on a junk boat – wanted to try for the hell of it.  Posh.

Photos

Butterfly Valley

On the five minute approach to the wall in Butterfly Valley (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Cute puppies at Tuan’s farm (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

More cuteness in Butterfly Valley (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Andrew making friends (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Leading the nice pitch of Mother Butterfly, 6a+ (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Shirley on Mother Butterfly belayed by Andrew (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Shirley on Mother Butterfly (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Leading Elephant Man (6b+; Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

More Elephant Man action (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

A friendly puppy living on Tuan’s family’s farm in Butterfly Valley (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

In the dining area of Tuan’s family’s home (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Shirley making friends (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Setting off on our 8km jungle hike led by Tuan (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Snails showing off (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

A close up of their handiwork (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Butterfly Valley jungle hike (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

A whip sanke (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Pretty flora (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

A stick insect (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

One of the few open areas (a small summit) we encountered the hike.  The jungle is pretty suffocating (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

An interesting caterpillar (Nov. 2018).

 

Butterfly Valley

Lush (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Back in The Bay and ready to overnight it on a junk boat (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Not exactly roughing it (Nov. 2018).

Go to Cat Ba Day 5.

Go back to Vietnam.