Amidst it all, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to rage, and has now spread to South America. And while the authorities over in Mainland China may trumpet the country's having its lowest death toll in three weeks (thanks, I'm sure, in no small part to its changed tabulation methods for Wuhan coronavirus cases), consider the human tragedies happening there, like that involving a young boy found home alone in a town in Hubei province, afraid to venture out of his abode after his grandfather died, presumably from the Wuhan coronavirus.
Rather than give in to feelings of being overwhelmed by the sad state of so much of the world though, I decided to go and get some fresh air along with evidence that there are still parts of the world that are beautiful. Put another way: I went off with a friend and embarked on a 16 kilometer trek around southwestern Lantau (along . Some 27,200 steps later, I returned home feeling bone-tired but also with a clearer head and happier mood. And yes, I know that hiking can't always be the answer; but here's nonetheless hoping that people will get some respite and pleasure from checking out the following photo-essay chronicling my latest hike from Shek Pik to Tai O...
The first couple of kilometers or so of the hike is along a catchwater
but was prevented from being entirely boring by such as
the possibility of coming across feral but placid cows
About one and a half hours into the hike, the hitherto gloomy
skies turned bright blue and helped brighten up my mood :)
Even better, I started to catch sight of breathtaking vistas like this!
A scenic part of Hong Kong few people have ever ventured to and seen
a section of the Lantau Trail -- but, happily, no longer, it seems!
Nearing hike's end: the village of Tai O!
Really close to the hike's end now -- and yes, I decided
to leave the mountain in the distance for another day! ;b