The thing is that it's really convenient -- seeing that it's on Hong Kong Island and both its beginning and end points have bus stops really close to them. But beyond that, its route really is quite pleasant in terms of being not too taxing, yet also not being too easy -- and covering a nice distance (i.e., 7.5 kilometers) that's neither too short nor too lengthy for those days when I want to have some exercise, but don't want to over exert myself because I've got a film or concert to go to in the evening!
As it so happens, each time that I've been on this trail has been with different hiking friends as well as different times of the year. So on each occasion, there has been something different to the experience -- and the different photo-essays can also attest to there being different sights that caught my eye along the way each time! :)
near the Water Department building down to the Hong Kong Trail
It doesn't take much for Nature to reclaim areas
that humans had tried to wrest away from it
A military ruin/relic visible along the trail serves as a reminder
that battles were waged in this area during World War II
I honestly can't remember what's the source
of that round reflected light in this photo!
Alternatively, pictures like this help to remind me how foggy
it was that day -- and also how cold (so cold, in fact, that
I had breath vapors coming out of my mouth that afternoon!)
And yet some plants seemed to think that
spring was coming -- or even had arrived!
A memorial lies near hike's end at
Ten men of the St John's Ambulance lost their lives at
Wong Nai Chung Gap during the Battle of Hong Kong --
but the memorial erected there more generally honors all of the
St John Ambulance personnel who perished in World War II