So imagine my surprise and horror when on my most recent trip there, my hiking buddy and I saw scores of other people on the path leading southeast from the Po Toi ferry pier -- presumably ferried over to the island on private charter tours! Fortunately, the further we ventured uphill, the more the crowds melted away. And it was downright peaceful and blissy on the final part of the hike when we found ourselves alone for much of our trek along what's officially known -- and for good reason too -- as Po Toi's Rugged Trail!
There's little question that Po Toi is one of
Hong Kong's rugged and rockiest islands
if truth be told, I don't find all that visually impressive ;S
Imagine the shock I had when I first caught sight of
all those people on the coastal path!
Fortunately, we found that Po Toi most certainly was big enough
so that we could soon be away from the madding crowd
Naturally, a crowd gathered at Turtle Rock to ooh and aah
at how a natural rock formation could so resemble an animal ;)
A view from near the top of the formidable looking hill
in the previous photo :)
On this visit to Po Toi at a cooler time of the year, the views
were less clear but the (previously overgrown) Rugged Trail was!
It sure was a good thing that was the case as
many of the signs on Po Toi had been rendered
downright unreadable by Hong Kong's hot sun! :O
To be continued... but of course! ;b