Saturday, January 4, 2014
Aqua and Wheels (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
Once the wheels started turning in my brain, I quickly realized that I had plenty of photos that would fit both the themes chosen this week for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunt -- thanks in no large part to Hong Kong having a significant amount of coastline since its territory includes 263 islands, a number of which are inhabited, and Hong Kong having more cyclists than is often realized!
It further helped my efforts to find photos of wheeled vehicles -- particularly bicycles -- in settings where significant amounts of aqua (specifically sea water!) that cycling is a major mode of transportation on islands including Cheung Chau and Peng Chau where cars are not allowed, and villages by the water such as Mui Wo. Still, it felt like a bonus that, while hunting through my photo archive, I came across the second photo from the top of this blog entry -- one featuring a rescue dinghy atop the wheeled contraption that tows it onto Clear Water Bay's prosaically named Beach Number Two (AKA Second Beach)!
Taking one's attention away from the wheeled vehicles for a bit, I fnd it somewhat ironic that the most aqua colored water in the photos is in the photo with the least amount of water visible in it! And should anyone wonder, the above shots were taken in (from the top): Cheung Chau (by Tung Wan Beach), Clear Water Bay Beach Number Two, and Mui Wo (near the ferry pier) respectively! :)
P.S. I love that top-most photo so much I have a feeling that I've put it up before on this blog -- but never mind if I have!