Monday, November 28, 2016

Fei Ngo Shan (飛鵝山)

For the first time in my life, I ran 11.5 km in the morning, and then hiked for another 11 km in the afternoon with my wife and our second daughter.  Towards the end, all my toes were hurting.  But it was worth it.  We hiked up Tse Wan Shan and then Fei Ngo Shan.  This was a rare clear day, and the views were fantastic.  

We climbed up Shatin Pass Road and turned to the east.  Along the way, we got a full view of Kowloon.  We saw the old runway at old Kai Tak Airport.  We could even identify the building in Hung Hum where we are living in.  We saw the Stonecutter Island Bridge.  We saw the landmarks on both sides of Victoria Harbour.  We could see Hong Kong Island from end to end.  We could see Green Island off the western tip of Kennedy Town.  

Continuing on Shatin Pass Road towards the east, we got to the junction with Jat’s Incline and Fei Ngo Shan Road.  Since the weather was so good and we were feeling good, we decided to tackle Fei Ngo Shan Road.  Soon we turned towards the north side of Fei Ngo Shan Road and saw Cheung Kwan O (Junk Bay), as far east as the garbage dump. 

At one point, we could see both Junk Bay and Sai Kung at the same time.  

For the first time, I could see the boats moored in Sai Kung, the Islands in the area, and as far as the West Dam of the Hing Island Reservoir.  

Turning our eyes to the north, our daughter pointed out that we could see Tai Po, even the big white statue of Kwun Yum.

There were other interesting sights too. But I have to take a break now.

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