Cheung Chau Island Hike 长洲岛一游 on 11jan2016

horizon from cheung chau island

horizon from cheung chau island

after late lunch @ yat lok 一乐stanley street, we walked along the mid-level escalators to central pier 5 & caught the 3.45pm fast ferry to cheung chau island 长洲岛 on 11.1.2016. ^^

it’s a 35mins ferry (the normal ferry takes 1hr), so we were at cheung chau island 长洲岛 at 4.15pm. 🙂

later at i took a photo of the horizon (top photo). ^^

cheung chau pier side street

cheung chau pier side street

the last few times i came in the morning or noon time.

there’s some attractions coming in the late afternoon, the stalls along the pier side street just open up for business.

cheung chau pier side

cheung chau pier side

weather was perfect. last evening medium drizzle & this morning’s wet start were past.

it was cool 16degC maybe.

cheung chau pier side

cheung chau pier side

many small crafts anchored here.

cheung chau pier side

cheung chau pier side

some for fishing i guess.

cheung chau pier side

cheung chau pier side

a nice setting.

temple 北帝庙

pak tai temple 北帝庙

we walked to the pak tai temple 北帝庙. didn’t go in just took some group pictures.

tung wan (东湾) beach

tung wan (东湾) beach

this was near the narrowest part of the island.

we walked across to the other side, nice tung wan (东湾) beach. great for water sports. there is a surfing centre & canoe/kayaking further at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach.

historic relics stone carvings frombronze age

historic relics stone carvings from bronze age

just past wawrick hotel, there’s the historic relics stone carvings from bronze age.

horizon - kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach

horizon – kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach

i took a photo of the horizon from kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach.

& cropped it to get the horizon photo at the top of the page.

looking back at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach

looking back at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach

we turned up the path after kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach. the kwun yam temple (观音古庙) was closed.

looking back at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach

looking back at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach

we walked on to the mini greatwall. looking back was a nice aerial view of kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach.

叮当石 at mini greatwall

叮当石 at mini greatwall

after we past the vista lookout, moving on we came to the 花瓶石 & 叮当石.

花瓶石at mini greatwall

花瓶石at mini greatwall

花瓶石 is the bigger rock.

花瓶石at mini greatwall

花瓶石at mini greatwall

we took some photos including group shots.

花瓶石 & 叮当石 at mini greatwall

花瓶石 & 叮当石 at mini greatwall

叮当石 is the smaller rock at the end.

玉玺石

玉玺石

further we came to the 玉玺石.

craggy coastline

craggy coastline

we could see lamma island’s power station 南丫岛发电厂over the horizon. in the horizon photo (top photo) but did not take another photo this time. 🙂

craggy coastline

craggy coastline

there were very short stretch of nice craggy coastline. a bit like cornwall & devon, in a tiny tiny way la.. 🙂

tortoise rock

tortoise rock

the chequered cut patterned rock is the tortoise rock.

looking back at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach at dusk on way back

looking back at kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & tung wan (东湾) beach at dusk on way back

we walked back. it stared getting dark by 530pm. this photo about 615pm.

we returned to the jetty & took the 7.15pm ferry back to central pier, then took the cross harbour star ferry across to tsimshatsui star ferry pier 天星码头.

a pleasant surprise that cross harbour ferry was free this evening. only later we learned that stephen chow 周星驰 was promoting his new “mermaid” movie & offering free star ferry ride on 11.1.2016. ^^

a fun day & a very nice dinner at tao heung tsim sha tsui to follow. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

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