Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fan Lau – hike and camping

This trip to Fan Lau, the far south-western corner of Lantau Island, had been in the planning for a very long time. Quite some geocaches on the trail, and it is a historically important part of Hong Kong, remote as it may be. To get to Fan Lau means a hike starting at either Shek […]

Walking from Tai O to Tung Chung.

After staying for the night in Tai O, I walked the way back to Tung Chung. This is a pretty relaxed walk, little up and down, though still a few steps on the way. The shortest route from Tai O to Yat Tung Estate in Tung Chung – the start of the urban areas – […]

Visit to Tai O fishing village

Tai O is an authentic fishing village, hidden on the far corner of Lantau Island. It is popular with tourists, and its main sights include the dried seafood markets, the stilt houses, the Kwan Tai temple and the Hau Wong temple. The old Tai O marine police headquarters has been preserved and now houses the […]

Castle Peak range

The Castle Peak range is just fantastic. I love the area. It is so rugged, so undisturbed. The downside of hiking in this area is of course that it is so rugged and undisturbed, which means trails are mostly really rough, and the going is tough. It’s also quite far from home. This time I […]

Tour of Breamar Hill

A hiking tour and introduction to geocaching. We met up at North Point MTR station: Jan Balton with husband and two children, one of which in a back carrier. The weather was promising, the sun was doing its best to break through the rain clouds. Not exactly successful in breaking through, but at least there […]

Buffalo Hill

An attempt to explore part of one of the last remaining bits of Hong Kong that I haven’t visited yet: Ma On Shan country park. Why have I never been there? I don’t know – just too many other things to see, and for one reason or another planned trips to climb Ma On Shan […]