Another preference of mine with regards to the South Lantau Country Trail is to opt to go in the reverse direction from how one is officially supposed to do. One reason for this is that this means that I'm going downhill rather than uphill for much of the hike. More importantly though is that going in this alternative direction means that I (and my hiking friend(s), for this is one of those trails that I would very much prefer not to go on alone -- and definitely not when the hill streams are on the full side) will end up in Mui Wo, where a number of really good dining options (including Wah Kee, the China Beach Club and Bahce Turkish Restaurant) are to be found! ;b
On a gray day, the large rock lodged along the trail looks to be
brooding and contemplating whether to roll down to the water's edge!
The kind of scenery few people expect to come across
in Hong Kong, and which always gets me thinking of Scotland!
Along with the Lung Mun Country Trail, this official hiking route
may well pass by the most hill streams I know
And yes, when the water is on the full side, one needs to be
careful when going over or around them -- as slipping
and falling off a mountain becomes a distinct possibility!
It's not just me who reckons this tree's bark
looks like it's been painted on, right? ;b
A mysterious stone building near an archway for
the Lantau Trail over at Nam Shan
In Lantau, feral cows often act like they own the roads
(buses and other vehicles, be damned!)! ;D
The kind of food that can be found in Mui Wo, and which
I will happily -- and can completely -- devour post-hike! ;b