Because of this, the Sai Kung Peninsula is a part of Hong Kong that I'm loathe to hike in by myself. Happily though, I've had several opportunities over the years to venture there with one friend or more -- and to the extent that I've come to have a number of favorite trails in the area, including the Tai Tan Country Trail which I've now been on at least five times, and with a different hiking buddy who had hitherto never previously been on this particular route on each of these occasions!
The kind of camouflaged creature I probably would not
have been able to spot in my first years hiking in Hong Kong ;)
Not a spider as it only has six -- rather than eight -- legs!
A damselfly which most obligingly posed for my camera! :)
The proximity of this trail to streams makes it so that it's one
that I've decided should be avoided during the rainy season
On an isolated beach looking across Long Harbour
A rugged section of trail that leads one up to
higher ground, and more stunning views
and beautiful -- much of Hong Kong really is
how very pleasant much of the scenery that the Tai Tan
Country Trail takes one through is :)