Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunburned in October

Another Holiday in Hong Kong!  Today is Cheung Yeung (it has various spellings), the 9th day of the 9th month of the Chinese calendar, and is a day for hiking, tending the graves of the ancestors, and family picnics.  We participated only in the hiking and picnicking part, around the High Island Reservoir of the Sai Kung area of Hong Kong.

We head off to Sai Kung on the MTR... Youngest son is not overly excited about the prospect of a 5 hour hike.

Friends Amy & Joseph point out the small dot where we're headed first -- a hut at the top of the mountain. 

Spectacular views from the hut.

Heading down to the beach.

Not terribly crowded for one of the biggest picnicking holidays of the year.  Maybe the two hour walk to get here has something to do with that.

The ever-important bathroom facilities.

Flowers and eucalyptus trees along the way. Butterflies would not sit still long enough to have their portrait taken!

Separation barrier dividing reservoir from the ocean.

We won't show you the "after the walk" pictures... suffice it to say that with our weary legs and late October sunburns... we decided the 10 minute additional walk would be too much, and we took a taxi home from the MTR station! 

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