...and then we took a ferry to Green Island. On the voyage over (well, hardly a voyage - it only takes 40 minutes) we saw flying fish skimming the waves. On the way back I spotted a dolphin.
The photo on the left shows the few from the Across Mountain Old Path, a 1.8km-long track that goes through part of the interior. I've never seen so many lizards in one place as I did tramping up the stone steps. Green Island perhaps doesn't have as many butterflies per square kilometre as other parts of Taiwan, but it does have some species you don't often see on the 'mainland'.
Our trip was arranged by Green Island Adventures, probably the best-known and longest-running of Taiwan's foreign-run local tour operators. I interviewed the founder for this article.