Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Yung Pak Corridor hike (Photo-essay #2)

Continuing from last week's Yung Pak Corridor hiking photo-essay... and for those who're into numbers, this was an 11 kilometer hike -- and my 56th post moving to Hong Kong! (And to give you an idea of how far behind I am in my hiking photo-essays, last Sunday, I went on my 84th hike since moving to Hong Kong!!) :b

Deep in the heart of Sai Kung East Country Park
lie large green moss-covered rocks like this one

Nearby flow hill streams around and over which
much vegetation grows (and cast their shadows)

Eye-catching bright yellow wild flowers
whose name escapes me (Can anyone ID them?)

The authorities sure chose a paint color
that would make these railings stand out!

A viewing that would be much improved by the
removal of the wires as well as on a less misty day

A section of woodland that's particular creeper-strewn

Misty view of a section of Three Fathoms Cove
with an artificial shelter area (that when we were there,
someone was steering a radio-controlled boat around!)

The final photo I took on this generally pleasant hike --
despite the misty and humid weather conditions -- was
of a few
of the egrets that are attracted to the
of Kei Ling Ha Hoi (AKA Three Fathoms Cove)


sbk said...

The big rock covered with green moss is very cool looking.

Regarding the blue railings: maybe bright blue paint was on sale that day.

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Yay! Comments on this post! (Funny, but my mother and another friend commented via e-mail and other ways about the egrets photo... but no one has done so on this blog.)

Teehee re your blue paint suggestion... maybe there's something to it since I usually railings painted green (or, if they wish to make a splash, bright yellow) in the Hong Kong countryside. :D

Ann said...

Looks like we both enjoy hiking. Is it quite safe to hike alone?

YTSL said...

Hi Ann --

I know people who do hike alone but I'd caution against doing so because certain paths can be on the slippery side or tripping-tree-root filled and cause one to fall and injure oneself. Also, there are sections of the Hong Kong countryside that are outside of mobile phone coverage range -- or where one's mobile phone coverage suddenly jumps over to China's!