Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fei Ngo Shan (飛鵝山)

After having lunch with my wife in Kowloon City, I had planned to make a run to SaiKung through Clear Water Bay Road.  I had actually done that a few times before and was not overly excited.  At least I had a memorable start when I walked past some gigantic shark body parts. 

When I reached the top of the steep slope up Clear Water Bay Road, I realised that was actually the beginning of Fei Ngo Shan Road.  There I decided to go up Fei Ngo Shan instead. The path was so steep that I was walking most of the way up. 

Soon I stumbled upon the (path leading to the) grave of Dr. Sun Yat Sin’s mother.  I remember coming here with my father a long time ago.  We even managed to catch some fresh water shrimps.  

Then I realised that, looking north-east, I can see Sai Kung at the back of Fei Ngo Shan.  

After looping around to the front of Fei Ngo Shan, I came to the lookout facing Kowloon and Victoria Harbour, to the south-west.  This is the popular spot where numerous couples park their cars and …  

They all said they came for the view, which admittedly was really good, even on a cloudy day. 

I turned towards Tse Wan Shan along Shatin Pass Road.  

Along the way, I was rewarded by the changing views of Kowloon and Victoria Harbour, from multiple vantage points.  

I ended up where I started, in Kowloon City. It was an exhausting run (and hike for long stretches up Fei Ngo Shan).  But it was also hugely rewarding. 

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