Hong Kong: Dragons Back

One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to post more content, and to start with I’ll try and clear my backlog before posting new stuff, and the things i’m currently working on, and the places i’m currently going to see

There’s a lot going on in my life at the moment, some of which I’ll go into more detail in soon in a longer blog, might even do a quick vlog for it, but for now let’s go back to Early October. As you can see from the title this is about me hiking along the Dragons Back, while we were there we also visited the lovely village of Shek O and saw Big Wave Beach but those I don’t have any good photos of that

The view was rather lovely

We took the MTR and then a Bus to get to the starting point of this “hike”, although frankly its really very flat and not much of a challenge. The day we walked it was apparently in the middle of a holiday because there were thousands of others who had had the same idea as us apparently. Once you get out of the bus you go through a little bit of Jungle before you get to the Dragons Back itself. The views on other side are spectacular and really very difficult to capture, its basically like walking along a panaroma

Because its outside Hong Kong there isn’t really the urban sprawl you’d normally associate with the society, at most you get a peak through two hills at where we get onto the Bus and then eventually you can see across the bay to where they’re expand ing Hong Kong

Hong Kong in the distance

Once you reach the end of the back, the mouth of the Dragon I guess? You can then get another bus either back home or to Shek O. Since we wanted to go to Big Wave Beach we took the bus to Shek O to first have some lunch, and then walk the mile or so to Big Wave Beach. We spent the rest of the Afternoon, what little there was left of it, swimming and sunbathing.

Technically, due to the Typhoon the beach was closed but we along with every one else ignored the sign wholely as this would be one of the last weekends where you could go swim with just a pair of trunks as it would soon become cold (by Hong Kong standards, as I write this it is 21 degrees Celsius so not exactly freezing). It’s a really nice easy hike, not amazingly memorable but still get yourself a nice group of friends and its a good day excursion

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