On the beautiful afternoon that I decided on to repeat this hike, the plan was to meet with two friends outside the Central pier for the ferry to Mui Wo. But after one friend and I boarded the ferry, we discovered that the other friend had mistakenly caught the ferry to Peng Chau instead! Thus it was that it was once more a hiking party of two that went along this trail, rather than the intended three this time around. (And yes, thereafter, the two of us who had caught the correct ferry would always tease the other friend about her having forsaken us for Peng Chau that day! ;b)
According to official estimates, it takes 3 hours to hike
along this 9 km route from Mui Wo to Pui O...
...however the official time estimates don't allow for
hikers getting distracted by pretty sights along the way
and reaching out for their cameras to record them!
This little butterfly (or is it a moth?) is among the
(many) critters that I am willing to spend
a few minutes trying to take a nice photo of! :)
Hei Ling Chau - once home to a leper colony, and now
home to three prisons and an addiction treatment center
I sometimes think that grasshoppers are the insects
I see most while hiking in Hong Kong (and yes,
I do take some pride in being able to spot them! ;b)
Looking across Chi Ma Wan to the Chi Ma Wan Peninsula
(that's home to yet another Hong Kong prison!)