Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Violet Hill Path hike (Photo-essay)

Long before his Soft Film blog came about, duriandave and I had already become friends and even met in "meat"- as well as cyberspace. And many months before he decided to call it a day with regards to his latest online venture, I took him on what he came to see as his first real Hong Kong hike -- one that took us from Wong Nai Chung Gap to Tai Tam Road via the same 7 kilometer long Violet Hill Path that I had taken my mother along a couple of years back:-

On the day that we went hiking, it actually was cloudy and
unseasonably humid but the overall visibility still wasn't too bad

Nature and concrete in a single view and photo

A more close-up shot of some of the
rhododendron flowers also seen in the previous photo

One of those sections of hiking trail that
I'm happy to see railings at and for!

Several paths meet at Tsin Shui Wau Au
(AKA Repulse Bay Gap), including those leading
down Violet Hill and towards The Twins

The run off from the Tai Tam Intermediate Reservoir
contains beautiful reflections

The reflections on its still waters help make
the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir one of my favorite
of the many reservoirs in Hong Kong

Ending on a whimsical note: doesn't this
tree branch get you thinking of a deer
with very long (and thin) antlers? ;b


baroness radon said...

I've done this trail. I love it! We usually would end up in a Stanley pub, though.

ewaffle said...

Lovely images--as always. The runoff at Tai Tam Reservoir looks a bit vertigo inducing. Was it a very steep drop-off from where you shot the picture?

The last one looks very much like a deer or elk although I also thought it could be a space alien stopping off for a visit.

YTSL said...

Hi baroness radon --

The only time I've gone to a Stanley pub post hike is after conquering The Twins. Now that's a hike whose completion gives one a sense of accomplishment! :b

Hi ewaffle --

Good to hear from you after a long while! Yeah, the drop off is pretty steep there -- but because the wall is pretty high, I felt okay. And teehee re your idea that the last picture might be somewhat space alien-ish... ;b

Ann said...

nice photo of the dam, my husband loves it.

YTSL said...

Hi Ann --

Your husband looks at the same time you do? How cool! :)