Hong Kong – 2011-11-23

24 11 2011
A day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai Kung
A day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai Kung
A day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai Kung
A day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai KungA day trip to Sai Kung - Uncle #7A day trip to Sai Kung - Muk Muk at dinnerA day trip to Sai Kung

Hong Kong – 2011-11-23, a set on Flickr.

Mrs Dragonspeed needed to get rid of me for a day , so her Uncle #7 offered to show me around. We spent the day around Sai Kung.

We went out to the Kau Sai Chau Golf Course where we got in trouble for wandering around a golf course 🙂 We went on an 80 minute cruise around some local islands and we had a great seafood dinner. It was a blast!

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Hong Kong 2011-11-22

23 11 2011
Hong Kong and Kowloon by nightPlease queue here.Mrs D and a Zheng Sheng StudentBoats of Cheung ChauBoats of Cheung ChauBoats of Cheung Chau
Boats of Cheung ChauBoats of Cheung ChauBoats of Cheung ChauFast!Visit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian School
Visit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian School
Visit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian SchoolVisit to Zheng Sheng Christian School

Hong Kong 2011-11-22, a set on Flickr.

A day of contrasts. From the rugged isolation and challenging conditions of the Mountain property of Zheng Sheng Christian School on Lantau Island to the swanky properties of Victoria Peak, overlooking the lights of Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay,… I’ll let the photos tell the story….





Hong Kong 2011-11-21

22 11 2011
Hong Kong Skyline by nightFish at the marketLunch with my inlawsTemple in AberdeenTemple in AberdeenTemple in Aberdeen
Temple in AberdeenTemple in AberdeenTemple in AberdeenTemple in AberdeenMong Kok at 10 am... still busy.Evening on Nathan Road
Canon's service centre in HKHong Kong Skyline by nightHong Kong Skyline by nightHong Kong Skyline by nightHong Kong Skyline by nightHong Kong Skyline by night
Hong Kong Skyline by nightHong Kong Skyline by nightMuk Muk and Duck Duck take the Star FerryIFC OneMuk Muk and Duck Duck take the Star Ferry

Hong Kong 2011-11-21, a set on Flickr.

We spent the morning with the inlaws around Aberdeen. We had lunch and dropped into a local temple for a look around and then headed down to pick up our 17-55 f/2.8IS that we had dropped in to Canon a few days ago. it was ready to pick up. Not like Canon Canada that seems to delight in taking weeks to get things back! Wow… nice speed Canon HK!

From Canon, it was a short hop over to the star ferry pier in Kowloon to shoot the lights of central after sunset. What a lovely city! That’s gotta take a lot of coal to keep those lights burning though.

After a long day walking, it was good to get home.





Hong Kong 2011-11-20

21 11 2011
Fine Dining - redefined.Christmas is comingIce cream purseICC and Victoria HarbourICC and Victoria HarbourVictoria Harbour
Victoria HarbourOn the way to Cheung ChauSaloon?So, that's what happens to old tires!Chu Family DinnerShuttle boats
Chu Family DinnerChu Family DinnerChu Family DinnerOld and GnarlyOld woman with dried fishWeekend visitors to Cheung Chau
Nature's FishermanNature's FishermanNature's FishermanNature's FishermanNature's FishermanNature's Fisherman

Hong Kong 2011-11-20, a set on Flickr.

Today we went over to Cheung Chau for the Chu family dinner.

Had the opportunity to shoot a bit of the life and action on Cheung Chau, from the Chu family temple, to a kiteboarder to a Heron fishing off the swimming marker. It made for a great day trip out.





Hong Kong 2011-11-19

20 11 2011
Charlie - Looking a bit insaneBlack-faced spoonbillsBlack-faced spoonbillsBlack-faced spoonbillsBlack-faced spoonbillsLanding
Oriental Magpie RobinLong-tailed ShrikeKingfisher - so far awayBirds of a feather...HuntingHunting
HuntingGrey Heron in flightGreat Egret wading the flatsGreat Egret wading the flatsGreat TitA watery walkway...
Great CormorantBlack Collared StarlingLesser Egret FishingLesser Egret FishingEgret in flightChinese Pond Heron in flight

Hong Kong 2011-11-19, a set on Flickr.

We went out to the Mai Po protected Wetlands. It was a 3 hour guided tour with 25 people in the group. There were some amazing birds. It would have been nice to be alone and have a better chance of seeing some of them a lot closer. The visit was good though, and the cost was worthwhile. It was a long way from downtown to get there. I’m glad that Maggie and Francis live nearby!





Hong Kong 2011-11-18

19 11 2011
James - the neurotic catTowering!Towering!Towering!Goofing around with my Cousin-in-LawTowering!
Strange ScuptureTea is very importantDesserts at the MarriottDesserts at the MarriottDesserts at the MarriottDesserts at the Marriott
Muk Muk and Duck Duck do the Marriott buffetDad ChuAnd not a BC wine in the rack.Goofing around at the MarriottGoofing around at the MarriottGoofing around at the Marriott
OasisContrastsCan you see it?Hitchin' a rideRestingBirds of the Hong Kong Park Aviary

Hong Kong 2011-11-18, a set on Flickr.

A sampling of photos from day 8 in Hong Kong. We had lunch buffet at the Marriott hotel. we visited the Hong Kong Park and its aviary. We went to Langham Place and then out to stay at Maggie and Francis’ place since Saturday would be an early morning to go to Mai Po.





Hong Kong 2011-11-17

17 11 2011
SummerNot exactly usefulThe action in the marketNumber overloadA place for good Curried Fish BallsMrs D and her cousin hanging out
Beautiful CoralTortoisesFish?Fish?The rain doesn't stop peopleEnjoying Curried Fish Balls!
Waiting to go....I-shopMobile StreetNeed a bus?How about a belt - cheap?Cell phone cover, anyone?
Need a Motherboard?Slicing the porkThe New MTR station under constructionHanging out at l'HotelEnjoying the famous Fish Ball soupIn the butcher's window

Hong Kong 2011-11-17, a set on Flickr.

A Crazy Day that had us all over Mong Kok, Sham Tsui Po, Aberdeen and up to Flying Goose Mountain!








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