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Cape Ke Ga
 

Our four motorbikes crossed the Tran Phu Bridge and headed out of Nha Trang. Some friends had planned a road trip to Jungle Beach for lunch and a couple of beers so I rented a 125cc motorbike for the day for 50,000 VN Ðong and tagged along. As the bird flies, distance to our destination was only about 11 kilometers but by road sixty. The first twenty K's were scenic. The freshly built four-lane road provided sweeping views of pristine coastline. We wound around rugged green hills, glancing down at rocky cliffs, white surf, and sheltered coves. An abandoned resort project on Ka Ga Cape overlooked nearby Hon Chong and Hon Tre Islands.

 

 Around the cape, people parked their motorbikes to sit on a roadside wall overlooking Dam Nha Phu Bay.

Church in Ninh Hoa
The distant islands of Hon Dung and Hon Cau floated the horizon on turquoise seas. Besides for communications, a tall red and white skeletal tower on the cape might have served as a light signal for boats heading for the small fishing port at Ninh Ha, far inland. That's where we intercepted National Highway 1 and merged north into busy two-lane traffic.

 

Ever-present motorbikes, busses, trucks, and speeding taxis raced in what seemed a chaotic free-for-all. The heavy traffic made it impossible to stop for roadside photos. Meter-wide lanes were marked off in white paint on the road's edges for motorbikes but often infringed upon by passing, oncoming trucks and busses, their horns blaring. There was no time for sight-seeing. It seemed every mile of Highway 1 was lined continuously with town or village. After an hour, we reached the provincial town of Ninh Hoa.

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Cape Ke Ga
Cape Ke Ga
Church in Ninh Hoa
Church in Ninh Hoa
Abandoned resort
Abandoned resort
Heading for Ninh Ha
Heading for Ninh Ha
Ninh Hoa
photo by: rotorhead85