Coupled with High Island (which, of course is no longer an actual island) being one of Hong Kong's more popular geological sites due to its being home to polygonal and hexagonic volcanic rock columns, this area seemed like one that would be worth hiking to -- even if the way to and out of it amounted totaled some 18 kilometers! In any case, the High Island Reservoir -- in particular the area near its East Dam -- was where a friend and I decided to hike to, and then out, one spring afternoon that was pretty pleasant temperature wise... ;)
A view that takes in the West Dam of High Island Reservoir
The artificial lake of the Chong Hing Water Sports Centre lies in
the coffer dam area between High Island Reservoir and Sham Tak Mun
High Island Reservoir was not at full capacity when we visited
Po Pin Chau (Broken Sided Island) was cut away
from the mainland thousands of years ago
Taken on its own, the East Dam of High Island Reservoir
is a pretty darn impressive sight!
The sheer scale and implied power associated with
the geological sights to be found in the area have got it beat though!
How much tectonic power was involved in creating
this visually impressive geological phenomenon?
The giant concrete Dolosse blocks used for the coffer dan
over at the East Dam are also visually impressive!