Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hike along Hong Kong Trail Stage 4 (Photo-essay)

Back on a wintry day early in 2008, I went hiking with a friend along Stage 4 of the Hong Kong Trail from Wan Chai Gap to Wong Nai Chung Gap. Although misty conditions prevented us from having stellar views along the way, it still was an enjoyable enough hike that I decided that it was would be worth repeating -- albeit on a clearer air day.

Thus it was that one day last summer, I decided to go with two other friends along that same 7.5 kilometer trail. And as I trust that the following photos I took that afternoon will show, it really was a beautiful day to be outdoors and tramping about on Hong Kong Island... :)

A section of one of the many hill streams
that flow down a Hong Kong slope

A colorful critter (caterpillar?) spotted making its way
across a muddy gray surface

View downhill towards Aberdeen, including
Ocean Park (and its big Sky Star balloon)

A natural bulls-eye created by a spider! ;b

A flower whose petals are a pleasing --
and unusual? -- blend of white, purple and green

Looking towards Ocean Park again
but from further away

Panoramic view that takes in Deep Water Bay
the exclusive golf club there whose
members famously include
Li Ka Shing

Sign next to Wong Nai Chung Gap Road
at the meeting point of Stages 4 and 5 of the
eight stage, 50 kilometer-long Hong Kong Trail


sarah bailey knight said...

Hi ytsl,

Really like your photo of the green caterpillar(?) making it's way across the everything gray, including leaves, muddy earth.

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Thanks for liking that photo -- and letting me know that by way of leaving a comment. :)

BTW, I still am really envious of your frog photos -- and hope that one day, I too will be able to take a photo of a frog in the wild. :b

Horsoon said...

Love your posts of 'the other side of' Hongkong!

YTSL said...

Hi Horsoon --

You mean the side that's far more nature filled than many people think that Hong Kong is/can be? If so, am glad that you're enjoying seeing that side of it by way of my photos. :)