Tuesday, July 9, 2013

From Sai Sha Road to Sham Chung (Photo-essay)

On a misty day some time back, two friends and I went on a circa 13 kilometer (give or take!) hike that took us to sections of the Sai Kung Peninsula none of us had previously set foot in. We were on familiar ground at the start along Sai Sha Road near Shui Long Wo and all the way along the paved path to Yung Shue O village but after that, some really nice surprises awaited, as we found out!

Some days, it really pays off to take a chance and follow a trail one previously only knew about by seeing it on a countryside map.  Of course, this is not something I'd do by myself though.  So I have to express my gratitude that my two friends trusted me enough to go with this particular hike suggestion! :b

Egrets spotted in the shallows of 
Three Fathoms Cove (aka Kei Ling Ha Hoi)

The traditional and modern next to each other in Yung Shue O

 A raised concrete path took us through swampy land

 Misty day swampy country scene -- and yes, this is Hong Kong! ;b

 North of Yung Shue O, the waters turned clearer and bluer

The trail took us northwards along the water's edge for a bit
and yielded some splendidly scenic sights

Other than by ferry, one can only get to the isolated 
but lovely village of Sham Chung on foot 
or by bicycle along the same trail

To be continued... surprise, surprise -- not! :b


sarah bailey knight said...

hi ytsl,

Lovely photos. They make me feel peaceful and relaxed.

YTSL said...

Hi sarah sbk --

Thank you for your comments -- and I'm glad my photos help make you feel peaceful and relaxed. :)

Diana said...

So pretty! Yeah, would never guess you were in one of the most densely places in the world.

YTSL said...

Hi Diana --

Hong Kong's funny that way. As a whole, it is indeed one of the most densely populated places in the world but it really also has a lot of unpopulated countryside too! This is especially the case once you get away from the areas near Victoria Harbour and the MTR West Rail (old KCR) line.