Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Nei Lak Shan Country Trail redux (Photo-essay)

Before anything else: here's wishing all of you visiting my blog today a happy new year!  And should anyone wonder: no, I didn't go hiking today because I'm one of those people who have to work on January 1.  But no problem -- it was a relatively easy day at work today and I have plenty of photos from past hikes to share, including a revisiting of my favorite hike of 2010 on a hazier day than the first time I went on the Nei Lak Shan Country Trail that nonetheless still yeided a batch of photos that I consider worth sharing:- 

A clear view of one of the landslide hit areas that
caused the trail to be closed for a time

Spotted early on in the hike (those wishing for 
a clearer photo of what's happening should go here! ;b)

I realize it involves a bit of imagination but I "see" two heads
in this photo -- with the one on the left looking like
it has bandages wrapped around it! ;b

Alternatively, I don't think it takes much imagination to think
that this caterpillar will turn one day soon into a beautiful butterfly!

This is a trail that's generally not too difficult but it does have 
its demanding moments -- as this picture shows, and ditto with 
my coming across an injured trail runner near this section of the trail

The kind of view that makes this hike rank among my favorites
of the ones that I've gone on in Hong Kong

I wonder how many -- if any -- of the people on the 
Ngong Ping 360 cable car that afternoon spotted
my hiking buddy and me! :)

For our part, we couldn't help but notice the cable cars
during the last third or so of our hike that day :)


peppylady (Dora) said...

Happy New Year and I to have to work.

The only people around here actual does any real hiking the have cross country ski or snow shoes.

Coffee is on.

HKP said...

Happy New Year. Lovely photos, as always.

Patrick Tinkham, FCD said...

And Happy New Year to you!!

Dragonstar said...

Your photos are a joy to look at - so colourful.

I hope you have a very happy and fulfilling 2013.

YTSL said...

Hi peppylady --

Hope you had a good January 1st, 2013 despite having to work. Sounds like it's snowy over in your part of the world! :)

Hi HKP --

Thanks, as always! ;b

Hi Patrick --

Thank you for the wish -- and for regularly visiting my blog since your discovering its existence. :)

Hi Dragonstar --

I'm glad you like looking at my photos -- and thanks for your good wishes for 2013. :)