Cheung Chau Island Walk 长洲岛一游 on Day2 – 21Feb2017

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central ferry pier no 5 to cheung chau

for this trip, we planned to walk around cheung chau.

cheung chau island 长洲岛 ( “Long Island”) is about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) southwest of Hong Kong Island. It is a tiny dumbbell shaped island nicknamed 啞鈴島 with about 20k+ population.

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2.15pm slow ferry 55mins to cheung chau

we had planned to take the 2.15pm ferry, must have mistaken the ferry schedule thinking that 2.15pm is the fast ferry.

anyway, we arrived early at central mtr station at 12.50pm so we took a leisurely walk along mid-level travelator & was able to try the egg tarts at tai cheong bakery at lyndhurst terrace.

we then walk towards IFC & reached central ferry no. 5 to cheung chau island by 2.05pm.

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2.15pm slow ferry 55mins to cheung chau

the fast ferry is a 2.45pm & takes 35mins, so we decided to take the 2.15pm slow ferry arriving cheung chau in 55mins.

we passed by 振记粥面店, cheung chau market stall.

live fish @ cheung chau wet market

live fish @ cheung chau wet market

we walked around the wet market looking at the live fish & seafood. most of the stalls were already closed at 3pm.

we went back to 振记粥面店, and had some of the best congee & also braised items.

cheung chau streets & stalls

cheung chau streets & stalls

cheung chau streets & stalls

cheung chau streets & stalls

we walked round the street stalls a bit more, then walked left of the jetty.

anchorage near the jetty

anchorage near the jetty

a friend commented that fishing, in addition to tourism, must still be the main livelihood of the residents here.

love locks - cheung chau in korean fever??

love locks – cheung chau in korean fever??

we walked across to the tung wan (东湾) beach, passing by a square & before it an area with love locks. looks like korean fever catching up here…..

tung wan (东湾) beach

tung wan (东湾) beach

this time we just wandered, so did not walk to thepak tai temple 北帝庙 further left of the island before crossing to tung wan (东湾) beach, the usual route i took previously.

tung wan (东湾) beach looks over to kowloon & new territories on the left side & lamma island & aberdeen on the right.

this time we did not walk to the kwun yam wan(观音湾) beach & the mini greatwall.

just rounded back to the streets on the jetty side.

more anchorage on the east side of the jetty on the right

more anchorage on the east side of the jetty on the right

more anchorage on the east side of the jetty on the right

more anchorage on the east side of the jetty on the right

more anchorage on the east side of the jetty on the right

more anchorage on the east side of the jetty on the right

& it’s also moored full of small boats on the right side of the jetty.

sunning shrimps for dry shrimps (hae bee)

sunning shrimps for dry shrimps (hae bee)

sunning shrimps for dry shrimps (hae bee)

sunning shrimps for dry shrimps (hae bee)

they were sunning the shrimps. we guessed making hae bee – the dry shrimps.

cheung chau street stalls

cheung chau street stalls

we walked around & got into a dessert stall for some dessert, very good & cheap too.

return by 5.40pm fast ferry catamaran 35mins journey to central ferry pier

return by 5.40pm fast ferry catamaran 35mins journey to central ferry pier

slow ferry at 5.15pm. we could just walk round the stalls so decided to return by 5.40pm fast ferry catamaran 35mins journey to central ferry pier.

it was a pleasant afternoon, weather was good, we had great congee & braises, and very nice dessert & had a nice relaxing stroll around the place, not much walking & climbing.

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

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