Compared to quite a few other people I know, I'm actually not that fond of water -- for other than drinking and cleaning with, that is! As an example, I haven't gone swimming in years, maybe decades even. And when in a seaside setting, I usually am quite content to do not much more than gaze at the sea, take photos of it and -- only if the water really is clean and clear -- dip my toes into it.
So it can seem rather ironic that a good part of my life has thus been lived on islands -- and I don't just mean large ones like the main British isle either! (For the record, I was born and lived for approximately two decades on Penang Island, spent half a year on Zanzibar Island (aka Unguja) and now reside on Hong Kong Island.)
Still, in mitigation, it's also true enough that I do like walking on waterfronts -- and have indeed spent quite a bit of time doing that and, while at it, admiring the sparkles on the water that the sun (one beautiful day out at Tai Mei Tuk) as well as artificial lighting (including from Cheung Chau's utility-designed municipal services building) sometimes create.
And even though Victoria Harbour dominates the Hong Kong tourist imagination, the truth of the matter is that views of the water are to be had in so many other parts of the territory. And, as I trust that the two photos at the top of this Photo Hunt help show, these often aren't half bad in terms of being scenic and interesting! ;b