With the help of some other existing hiking paths though, one can "create" hikes in which one only goes on sections of the Chi Ma Wan Country Trail but still be able to get off Chi Ma Wan Peninsula without backtracking. Thus it was that on one rather pleasant afternoon, a friend and I set off to Chi Ma Wan Peninsula via Pui O, and went along sections of the Chi Ma Wan Country Trail before turning back at Mong Tung Wan and using a trail closer to the water to the Tin Hau temple overlooking Pui O Wan and meeting up once again with the section of the Lantau Trail which linked back to Pui O proper...
In recent years, I've come to realize that the hill that dominates
the landscape near the southeastern edge of Pui O isn't Lo Yan Shan
like I had long thought but, actually, Miu Tsai Tun!
The view from higher ground over on the Chi Ma Wan
Peninsula of the section of road from whose side
I took this blog post's top-most photo! ;b
A few kilometers into the hike, the sun shone brighter
and helped turn the sky a brighter blue! :)
Visual proof that we were on the Chi Ma Wan Country Trail
for a time -- and by the way, the village of Mong Tung Wan
and its pier are visible in the distance in this photo :b
A while later, we were at the pier enjoying the views
from there, including of the distinctively rocky Miu Tsai Tun
There's a derelict air about Mong Tung Wan which isn't
helped by one of its piers having fallen into disrepair and
I think it's safe to say that this part of Hong Kong
is one where one can be away from the madding crowd!
Indeed, I'd go far as to state that on that afternoon's hike,
my friend and I saw way more birds than we did other humans! ;b