Something different for a Friday night, and a fab way to wake up on a Saturday.
After work, with headlamps to light the way, we hiked about 2 hours through Sai Kung Country Park to Ham Tin Wan, pitched our tent, had a picnic for dinner and fell asleep under the stars. Sunrise at about 5.30am was a stunning wake up call, and then I set off for Sharp Peak while the summer’s day was yet to blaze. The rest of the day was lazy: food at On Kee Store on the beach (tel: 2328 2262), reading and napping, dipping in the clear blue bay, strolling across the soft sand, and then a sunset speedboat (tel: 9800 3601, Mr Man Tsam for booking) back to Sai Kung Town for a Thai dinner. Perfect.
The only thing shining brighter on this sweltering perfect Sunday was my little big ray of sunshine.
To new friends and new beginnings…
Hike, coffee, cake, sun, sea with my baby. What could be better?
Stayed: Tai O Heritage Hotel, which is the former Tai O Police Station. We were given the room that was once the officers’ canteen. Breakfast was included – an American affair (Kellogg’s cereal, fresh cut fruit, eggs and processed meats, and horrible toast) at the Tai O Lookout restaurant. Nice ambience, crap food.
Did: Walked lots. Around Ngong Ping and hiked the Wisdom Path and Lantau Peak. And another hike to the Tai O “Infinity Pool”.
Ate: Lots. Highlights include a seafood meal at Good View Restaurant and a simple but scrumptious lunch of Tai O shrimp paste fried rice at Tai O Village Restaurant. And addictive melt-in-the-mouth almond cookies from 大澳鳳城手信 (plain, with black sesame, or chopped almond pieces were delicious; with salted egg, not for me).