Lamma Island

Lamma Island day out.

After doing work/domestic duties for the past 3 weeks, we decided it was time for a change; It was time to go exploring - not looking for sofas, beds etc.

The simple plan was - go to Lamma Island, a friend of mine used to live there when she lived here about 14 years ago.

Ferry Schedule

It appears that there are ferries there about ever 30 mins or so - so we walked down to the Central Pier, and saw there were 2 options - North or South Lamma. North won, as the ferry was leaving in 5 minutes.

Kowloon by the sea

Sitting outside on a posh high speed ferry, this is the view over Victoria Harbor to Kowloon.

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I was of course accompanied by Juliet aka Dora the explorer.

Here she is looking calm cool and collected.

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I also was quite happy and relaxed.

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Lots of ships waiting to dock around these parts.

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The Walk ...

We had landed at the north of the Island - it seemed very busy (weekend tourists like ourselves I suspect), but there was a path to the South - it seemed like a good idea.

As it was a sunny day, we stopped and bought some water before leaving civilization.

The path winded up and down, in shade and sun, and then began a long gentle climb.

At the top there is a lovely view point, where Dora and I caught our breath.

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After a short break, we plodded on noting the climb South to North would be much more short and sharp.

The time from North to South took us 70 minutes.

Food time

At both ferry stage areas the main business are food restaurants. We sat down at the Raindow restaurant. I am not sure which one is the best - the food was excellent - fresh and plentiful.

We were tired and rather sweaty ... Liquids were needed.

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I also was suffering a little.

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We had just finished lunch when we heard there was a ferry due to leave. Rushing we made the ferry with under a minute to spare.

Still re-hydrating - we headed to Aberdeen.

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Fery trip back

Around the island, there are lots of floating fish farms.

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Looking slightly more like the Africa Queen than a ferry, the old ship felt very sound.

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Approaching South Island, we crossed the path of many container ships, here the authorities are heading out.

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Looks like a car ferry - but not sure where to/from.

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Aberdeen Harbor

We had been looking at leaving overlooking this area, this is a squid boat parked close to the high-rise.

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All types and shapes of vessles abound.

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The jetty to the famous Jumbo Restaurant is clearly visible.

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A great day out - you should try it.

HK around town

Home shopping in Hong kong

With the apartment rental all sorted out, we have been actively looking for furniture (yes that means Ikea) as well as some other bits and pieces.

Last week's recce to the much maligned IKEA in Causeway bay, resulted in a shopping list. Which today we got turned into an order.

However before that we took some time to look at the street paintings that surround my work bus route; Yes I do go to work on a double decker bus every morning. It is quite pleasant to tell the truth.

Street Murals

Honkers

When I worked in Saudi with the Navy, I would always hear this expression "Honkers" I think it is a funny wall. Not as popular as some of the others.... no accounting for taste I suppose.

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Gargoyles - HK Style

Not sure what these fierce looking guys are supposed to do, thought it was a little sad - they had to be chained together.

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No Idea ...

Not sure if this is a carton/game or some other character I do not recognize. Answers on a post card please....

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How does this tree hang on ?

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Some much more popular Murals

Usually there are lots of people standing around these walls, but we were a little ahead of the crowds this morning.

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Blackpool trams ? Err no

There are still trams - and if you are not in a hurry - they are a very cheap way of moving around through the centre of town. Some have A/C in the now I have been told, but this morning we sad on the top, with the windows down - it was very pleasant indeed.

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This building reminded me of the 'triangulum' in New York ... maybe just not as pointed. Try and ignore the McDonalds sign ... alas they are everywhere here also.

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The Local park

There is a really nice small park just by our current apartment, and as we are just moving over the road (sort of) - this will be next to our new apartment also.

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Juliet looking with a degree of humor at the turtles, we all appear to be begging for food, despite signs of "Do not feed (or add more turtles)". There is a shop close by that sells them live, I am wondering if this is somehow connected ... ha ha

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Our new apartment

Somewhere up there on the 25th floor - is our new apartment.

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