Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A hazy day hike in Pat Sin Leng Country Trail (Photo-essay)

Very early on in my Hong Kong hiking "career", I realized that there are days when the visibility's not too great and, consequently, one should fixate less on trying to see far and more on the interesting things one can see up close when traipsing through the Hong Kong countryside.  Since then, I've also discovered days when the eye sees better and further than one's camera.

On one such day, a hiking buddy and I went on a hike in Pat Sin Leng Country Park that took us from near Bride's Pool northwards to Luk Keng.  On the one hand, we were treated to (views of) pleasant blue skies.  But when we got to the Sir Edward Youde Pavilion, I got to wishing that the view from there was clearer -- and resolving to return there one day on a day with far clearer views and air... ;S

If you look into the distance, you can see haze but
it still was a pleasant enough day for hiking

 Dead but still beautiful -- a butterfly/moth
spotted flat on the ground early on in the hike

 Water and shadows can make for pretty sights

When hiking in northern Hong Kong, one can expect
to come across ruins like these

I still can't resist taking photos of these remnants of 
abandoned villages though as I do find them scenic and interesting

The thick and many tree roots on the trail
also made it so that one did have to look down
a lot as well as look about and around :)

An abandoned stone grinder that I imagine was
used for grinding such as soya beans

Is this some kind of wispy seed I see before me?

To be continued!

2 comments:

The Fragrant Harbour said...

Hi YTSL! Love the pics of the things you find along the way! Very interesting. Makes one wonder who used to live in those abandoned buildings and what was going on there...

YTSL said...

Hi "The Fragrant Harbour" --

I'm glad you love the pics! Re the abandoned buildings: they belonged to Hakka farmers who used to farm the highland areas of Sai Kung.