Friday, July 06, 2007

Camping at Long Ke beach, Sai Kung

Hong Kong has one of the highest numbers of public holidays per year, so when one came around recently, some friends and I went camping overnight, to what is reputed to be Hong Kong's most beautiful beach, Long Ke, in Sai Kung.

We live right over on the western side of Kowloon, so we had a 3 hour journey by MTR (underground) and minibus to get to Sai Kung country park (eastern territories).

So we jumped on the public minibus, filling it up entirely...




...and got to Sai Kung Village (way out in the middle of nowhere), where we found Nemo and some of his friends.



Another public minibus and a taxi later and we got to our destination, Long Ke beach...




We set up camp right next to the beach...



... and where Neville found a dead tree, climbed up it and started to collect wood for...



...the fire, which the kids loved (especially the marshmallows and pop corn!).



I think they also had rather a lot of fun playing around in a pool!



The next day we climbed up the hill ...



...to check out the views of the reservoir.



Looking in the other direction, we saw Sharp Peak (tallest mountain on the left in the photo below) and the beach where Steve camped a couple of years earlier. The faint land mass on the right, just below the clouds, is actually in China!



It was a rather hot day so we stopped off to cool down...



but the kids had other ideas...



...which involved getting very wet!



But at least in Hong Kong you can dry off very quickly!

4 comments:

Nev said...

That's a really neat photo story Steve. I love the way you strung it together.

Georgie said...

that's awesome!!

FRASER said...

Steve:

It is great to know how well things are going for you and the work that you are doing. Keep the letters flowing.

Fraser (Poole)

Mike & Helen said...

Hey Steve. Glad to see you're still keeping up the camping, although I see you've given up blogging about camping :) I guess you are living up to the name of silent programmer :)