At the same time, I want to scratch that itch to be out and about in the countryside. And on such days, I opt to go along trails such as that which begins in Shek Kong that I previously took to Ma On Kong. This time around though, I didn't go all the way along that 11 kilometer route. Instead, my hiking buddy on that hot and humid day and I elected to end our excursion at Ho Pui.
From that Pat Heung area village, we took a green minibus to Yuen Long, where we first headed to a noodle shop and then shared a massive B Chai Grass Jelly dish at Kai Kee Dessert shop -- one of my favorite specialist dessert eateries in the whole of the Big Lychee! Put another way: it was yet another Sunday where we enjoyed both the time spent hiking and also the post-hike repast! :b
It was a gray and cloudy day but, fortunately,
the rain that threatened to fall didn't!
Whereas the previous week, I saw a snake near hike's end,
this time around, the snake spotting came early on in the hike,
and was made even more notable by the critter appearing
to be comfortable in water as well as on land!
On clear air days like this, one can see clear across
the water and border to mainland China
Lest anyone feel inclined to go into the waters of any of
the reservoirs found along the way...
Yes, I do so love it when colorful butterflies
obligingly pose for my camera! :)
Yes, Virginia, there are organic farms in Hong Kong! ;b
From the small but scenic Ho Pui Reservoir,
we got a lovely view of the top of Tai Mo Shan
On occasions like this, I love that my camera's equiped with
a zoom lens -- though for the record, this photo was taken with
my old 10X zoom Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ2, rather than