Sunday, March 1, 2009

From Shui Hau to Shek Pik Reservoir, Part III (photo-essay)

For those who've were wondering post checking out my second Shui Hau to Shek Pik Reservoir photo-essay, I did go on another Lantau Island hike last Sunday -- and while it was foggy when my party met at the Central ferry pier, at some point in the hike, it all got so clear that there were blue skies and so much sunshine that I actually got sunburnt!

Almost needless to say, I took lots of photos that I want to share. In the meantime, here's putting up the third and final set of pictures from my November hike on Hong Kong's largest island -- one which started off with a quite scary accidental encounter with a fierce dog while looking for the start of the trail but ended up having far more positive things and sights to get the adrenaline pumping... ;b

An example of the beautiful blue skies
sometimes do appear over Hong Kong...

But because I can't take blue skies for granted
I've (also) become appreciative
of such as bright colored berries

...ditto with interesting shaped leaves

...and the wild flowers that I really do have a lot
more pleasure spotting and just plain appreciating
than the domesticated varieties of flora

Nonetheless, the plain fact of the matter is that
it's views like this one that really make
the exertions that go into a hike feel truly worthwhile!

Journey's end: Shek Pik Reservoir

Zoom lens help make these magnificent peaks
appear closer than they really were

My camera's zoom lens couldn't make
the quite aways away Tian Tan "Big Buddha"
look much bigger than it looks here though! ;)


Dragonstar said...

As always, your photos are truly beautiful. You live in a lovely place, and the effort of the hikes is well-rewarded by the sights.

YTSL said...

Hi Dragonstar --

Thanks. And yes, there really are many times during a hike when after a particularly difficult bit gets me to a really beautiful part of Hong Kong, I think: yes, it's most definitely worth it! :)

Anonymous said...

They're so beautiful. So heavenly view of your Islands.

YTSL said...

Hi Ordinary Biscuit --

Glad you think so. Thanks for the visit and comments on a non-Photo Hunt entry! :)