I guess it was because the sight of spiders (even if they were Giant Golden Orb Weavers, as I expect that at least some of them were) felt too common on a hike in which there were a good variety as well as number of critter spottings (along with other cool sights) -- something which I've come to expect of hikes in Hong Kong, including ones on Hong Kong Island as well as the more far flung sections of the Big Lychee! ;b
My first critter spottings of the day: sunbathing tortoises
at Wong Nai Chung Reservoir :b
When hiking up Violet Hill, it's good to be able to stop
every once in a while to enjoy the sight of a pretty butterfly :)
It can look at first glance like another type of insect
but this also is a species of butterfly alright!
The kind of landscape I was hiking in and trail I was hiking on
I wonder how many people over at Repulse Bay's beach and
many expensive apartments are aware of the wonderful
hiking trails that really aren't that far away from there?
One of the hairier critters spotted during that day's hike!
View of Stanley from the Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path
only I saw them on the Twins rather than Violet Hill that afternoon ;b