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-
- we had a long & luxurious HK$380 dimsum at tao heung mongkok 稻香旺角 &
- did the peak circle walk at noon time instead, and cool weather allowed us to do that.
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.
and then boarded the no9 bus to to tei wan 土地湾 trail head to start our hike.
a nice climb.
some steps in case when it’s wet & slippery.
signage for directions.
looking back we can see stanley.
and higher up, the stanley peninsula.
it was not too steep.
a very pleasant climb.
nature, fresh air & nice surroundings!
& a great view of shek-O & the sea.
a closer view…
& that should be tung lung chau island 东龙洲….
the view up to the summit.
superb view, if not breathtaking…
the summit was beckoning…
the winding trail back..
that’s why it’s called dragon’s back..
shek O peak = 281m only la…
the invisible divide….mountain bike & walkers..
looking at tai long wan 大浪湾.
tung lung chau island 东龙洲 & new territories 新界.
that top of the world feeling? not really la..
still, what a magnificient view!
looks real nice isn’t it, when you simply crop the photo…like water colour painting..
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…