Invigorating Hike at Dragon’s Back Shek O Country Park on 12Jan2016

bus no 9 @ shau kei wan on 12.1.2016

bus no 9 @ shau kei wan on 12.1.2016

last time i did dragon’s back hike was on 11.3.2013. it was rather hot then!

today weather was quite perfect.

it had threatened with a shower the first evening of our arrival in hong kong. that continued on the morning the next day 11.1.2016, but it was fine weather thereafter.

for this trip we are kind of ok prepared in terms of plans to go places & the logistics of getting around etc, but we were all relaxed & there was no strict schedule to follow, so if it rained then we do something else like on 11.1.2016 morning, instead of going to the peak at 8.30am-

  1. we had a long & luxurious HK$380 dimsum at tao heung mongkok  稻香旺角 &
  2. did the peak circle walk at noon time instead, and cool weather allowed us to do that.
bus no 9 @ shau kei wan on 12.1.2016

bus no 9 @ shau kei wan on 12.1.2016

this morning after experiencing the best polo buns 菠萝包?? & yun yong 鸳鸯 coffee-tea at kam wah cafe 金华茶餐厅f, we took the mtr to shau kei wan.

gang @ hike start point at to tei wan 土地湾2

and then boarded the no9 bus to to tei wan 土地湾 trail head to start our hike.

going up at to tei wan 土地湾

going up at to tei wan 土地湾

a nice climb.

going up at to tei wan 土地湾

going up at to tei wan 土地湾

wooded.

going up at to tei wan 土地湾

going up at to tei wan 土地湾

some steps in case when it’s wet & slippery.

directions

signage

signage for directions.

looking back at stanley

looking back at stanley

looking back we can see stanley.

looking back at stanley

looking back at stanley

and higher up, the stanley peninsula.

on dragon back HK trail2

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

it was not too steep.

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

a very pleasant climb.

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

nature, fresh air & nice surroundings!

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

some climbers.

seaward looking at shek-O

seaward looking at shek-O

& a great view of shek-O & the sea.

seaward looking at shek-O

seaward looking at shek-O

a closer view…

seaward looking at shek-O

seaward looking at shek-O

& that should be tung lung chau island 东龙洲….

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

the view up to the summit.

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

nearer…

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

superb view, if not breathtaking…

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

the summit was beckoning…

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

the winding trail back..

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

that’s why it’s called dragon’s back..

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

almost there…

dragon's back summit

dragon’s back summit

shek O peak = 281m only la…

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

the invisible divide….mountain bike & walkers..

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon back HK trail

looking at tai long wan 大浪湾.

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

tung lung chau island 东龙洲 & new territories 新界.

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

that top of the world feeling? not really la..

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

still, what a magnificient view!

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

looks real nice isn’t it, when you simply crop the photo…like water colour painting..

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

the descent.

on dragon back HK trail

on dragon’s back, section 8 of HK trail

it was an invigorating & enjoyable walk. the cool weather w/o rain played an important part…weather singapore does not have!

it was past lunch & we did not want to go further to tai long wan 大浪湾 or shek O village, so we exited the trail at cape collision road junction with shek O road & took the no 9 bus back to shau kei wan.

the guys were attracted by the shau kei wan street wet market so we walked one round the place before taking the mtr to tin hau station 天后in search of a daipaitong大排档 joint民声冰室 we read about

c.h.e.f andy

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