Tuesday, 24 February 2015

My Saturday Trip to Hoi Ha Wan, Sai Kung

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is anchored on the northern part of Sai Kung Peninsula. It is one of the few places in Hong Kong where coral still grow in abundance. The beach cove is also a favourite with snorkelers and kayakers.

When I arrived, I was greeted by an incessant stretch of seas and mountains.

Beneath me, the colour and texture of the sand on the beach reminded me like the rich crumbly Scottish shortbreads. It was filled with pebbles and shells.  To one side, a group of smooth polished big  stone sculptures were covered in green  algae. The algae  looked like green limp hair that has been sea-washed time and time again against the ebbing and forging of the tide.
Behind, the mountains are just sumptuous with vegetation and the sea sparkled a cerulean bluish-green. Beneath the azure surface lurk resplendent corals and tropical fish - everything here was peaceful yet vibrant.
Above, grey clouds, like charred marshmallows filled the sky. The strong wind whipped my hair but it did not stop me from taking pictures of the views.
To get there, you need to take the mini bus. Private vehicles are not allowed access without permits, which must be arranged in advance.
The minibus terminal is located next to the Sai Kung Town Centre Pier, opposite 7-11 Shop. From there, board the number 7 green minibus to Hoi Ha Village. Travel time is around 30 minutes. The Minibus leaves Sai Kung in every 30 minutes during weekdays and every 20 minutes during Sundays / Public Holidays. Serving hours: from Sai Kung, 07:55 to 18:25.

Here were some of the pictures I took that day. I hope you will enjoy them.

Canoe and boats could be rented for the day.

View that greeted me upon reaching the Hoi Ha Wan Beach Cove.

Sleeping bird

One of the colourful residence dotted around the beach.

Old fashion tap
Fantastic catch of the day.

King Lobster and Prawns on display at the Seafood Restaurant

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