Friday, August 31, 2012

Around a quieter part of Lamma (as well as Hong Kong) (Photo-essay)

For those visitors with a spider phobia: don't worry, there aren't going to be any pictures of spiders -- big or small -- in this particular photo-essay.  Not because my hiking companion and I didn't see any more arachnids on our southeastern Lamma Island hike beyond Mo Tat Wan, mind.  Rather, it was that at that point about one third into our day's excursion, we had seen (and photographed) so many spiders already that we got rather blasé to their presence!  

Consequently, we focused our sights (and cameras) more on other things and matters -- some of whose images can be seen below:-

 View of Lamma's Shek Pai Wan (which is not to be
confused with the one over by Aberdeen, Hong Kong
(as opposed to Aberdeen, Scotland!))

A couple whose outer clothes and other items strewn 
atop the nearby rock point to their having done a bit of 
hiking before they decided to lay down and sun bathe ;b

 A less -- ahem! -- peeping-tomish view of the beach area 
(with Yung Shue Ha, the largest village in the vicinity of 
visible in the distance)

The main path that goes through one of these 
largely quiet, small southeastern Lamma villages

A view from a higher elevation of Shek Pai Wan
and the surrounding area

That pavilion in the distant is actually only 136 meters
above sea level -- but on that super hot and polluted day,
it really felt like quite the achievement to get up to it!

Yup, that blue is the water of Shek Pai Wan
that we had been so much nearer only 
just a while earlier in the day!

Although we initially planned to hike to Yung Shue Wan 
up in the north of the island, we ended up stopping 
back in Sok Kwu Wan -- and treating ourselves to 
early dinner over at Rainbow Seafood Restaurant :)


Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, lovely photo collection. The view from your hike is very beautiful and cool. And ooh those sunbathers. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your photos.

YTSL said...

Hi Trekcapri --

You're welcome re sharing my photos and thanks for enjoying looking at them. Re those sunbathers: You can understand why I couldn't resist the temptation of taking a photo of them, right? ;b