Still, it wasn't as though I didn't have a good time checking out my second Chinese New Year movie of 2019 this afternoon. And I did also enjoy a good hike up in the Sai Kung Peninsula on the first day of Chinese New Year two days ago, which the following photo-essay (the first Hong Kong hiking photo-essay I'm putting up since last September!) commemorates:-
but the first time I saw this helpful handmade sign :)
I like this hiking trail a lot but it's not one I'll go on during
the rainy season as sections on it probably would be
water logged then, if not actually under water!
A noticeably hairy as well as beautiful butterfly
spotted nestling atop a clump of green leaves :)
The surrounding countryside remains mostly green but
each time I return to the area, I do see more buildings at Tai Tan
Something else noticeably different from the last time
I hiked along the trail was that a section of it had fallen
into disrepair, probably a victim of Severe Typhoon Mangkhut :S
Lots of tents spotted at one of the Wan Tsai Peninsula's
two campgrounds this Chinese New Year!
Meanwhile, Hoi Ha village was quiet that day and
Hoi Ha Wan appeared positively serene!
The sight of cows lying on the road provide a good measure
of how quiet things were -- and the sight of a man stroking a calf
how placid and used to humans they appear to be! ;b