Thursday, September 13, 2007

Dragon's Back redux (another photo-essay)

A little more than two weeks ago, I posted
my first Dragon's Back photo-essay. For those who enjoyed it, here are more photos. Again, apologies for the haze in some of them -- but, hey, they still do give a fairly good sense of what's out there to be seen when out hiking in the (relative) wilds of Hong Kong, right? :)

"Better to be safe than sorry"
appears to be the Hong Kong authorities'
approach to many matters, including hiking!

This being said, sometimes they do
have a point there... :b

Different types of vegetation --
including, I imagine, those planted by humans
along with others that are more natural
along the Dragon's Back

Hazy but still panoramic view that takes in
luxury housing on the Red Hill Peninsula

and -- in the distance, over on the right --
the big and beautiful Tai Tam Reservoir

Every once in a while, I'd pause
to catch my breath, look around and take photos,
including of nearby things as well as scenic vistas

A small waterfall that we passed by
early in our hike (which,
for those wishing to replicate it,
started near the prison at Mount Collinson)

As I told my hike companions,
these look like the kind of nuts and acorns
that Totoro likes!

Speaking of my friendly hike companions:
There they are, walking ahead of me, in this final photo... :)


Willow said...

Looks like a place I'd venture to hike.

YTSL said...

Hi Willow --

If you're into hiking, I'd highly recommend checking out the Dragon's Back. :)

A. said...

Great photos, love the waterfall!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun hike. Enjoyed the photo mix of 'scenic vistas' and 'up close and personal' shots of nature & your friends. Great acorn photo!

YTSL said...

Hi a. --

Thanks and am glad you like the waterfall. Funnily enough, it was one of the photos I was swithering between posting (versus another that didn't make the cut)!

Hi sbk --

Figured you, of all this blog's visitors, would particularly appreciate that acorn photo... ;)