Even after hearing of the existence of the Tsing Yi Nature Trails, I didn't think much about doing any hiking on the island since that official trail is just 4 kilometers long. But one weekend after recovering from a cold, and my hiking buddy from problems with his knees, he and I figured we could go there for what would be a fairly easy excursion, even after we tacked on a stroll along the waterfront promenade from the MTR station to the official trailhead at Cheung Shue Tau... ;)
from Tsing Yi's waterfront promenade
Signage that's more artistic than usual? ;b
This short hike gives a bit of a workout
since there are many stairs to climb along it!
One of the three pavilions in the area marks the
northwestern end point of the trails
Not the usual sight one expects to see (or photo one expects
to take) while hiking on a designated nature trail ;)
Some day, I'll go back there to get a better view of
the Tsing Ma Bridge than we got that hazy afternoon :S
As things stood, conditions that afternoon made one of the oil depots
on the island appear more visually attractive that day!
Still, lest there be any doubt, there were indeed some
interesting natural sights (such as those thin-trunked trees)
on view in Tsing Yi that afternoon ;b