Such was the case the day that I first made my way along the first half of Section 3 (or Stage 3) of the Maclehose Trail; with my notes of that hike on the Sai Kung Peninsula -- a body of land which actually is larger than the whole of Hong Kong Island -- including the observation that we had experienced weather so changeable that it had been variously super cloudy, a bit rainy, sun-shiny, cool and warm in the space of a single afternoon! Still, when looking at the photos I took, it seems that regardless, it all looked pretty visually stunning that day! :)
It was the kind of day out in the Hong Kong countryside
when the hills in the distance, not just the sky, looked blue :b
On steep sections of trail such as this, stone steps are welcome
on the way down but not necessarily so when going up!
Even while huffing and puffing, it pays to keep a look out
for cool critters, like this large praying mantis :)
A section of the trail I could easily imagine turning into
a muddy waterfall during as well as after a downpour!
That's actually my shadow in the picture but it
doesn't look all that human, does it? ;b
To doubting Thomases: yes, there really are
parts of Hong Kong that look like this! ;b
Maclehose Trail continues
But the friend I was with on this hike and I elected that afternoon
to leave the Maclehose Trail before we even passed Lui Ta Shek! ;b