First week of February, Hong Kong 2018: Cold AF!!! Guys what is the matter with this weather?! We almost backed out of the hike because temperatures were going below 10 degrees Celsius. Giuli and Franchi actually wore TWO pairs of jeans that day as they were traumatised from a whole week of almost freezing to death…
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
There are some hikes that say 4km but feel like 8 (Read: Summer Hike: Pat Sin Leng to Bride’s Pool Waterfall), while there are some that the other way around. This hike belongs to the latter category, because it was super easy and we were done before we knew it.
It was a rare 2018 Saturday in which I found myself in Hong Kong, finally, and of course I seized the opportunity to HIKE! (yay!) My companions Giuli, Franchi and Seba were all dragging their feet all morning, but for some reason (guilt?) they all made it to that MTR platform that began the journey to Sai Kung.
- From MTR Hang Hau Station Exit B, take the Minibus to Sai Kung (101M)
- From the Sai Kung bus terminus, take Minibus 7 or 9 or bus 94 to Tsak Yue Wu.
- From Pak Tam Road, backtrack and get on Maclehose Trail Section 1
- From Sai Kung Man Yee Road, turn right into the Sheung Yiu Family Walk
We had brunch at CENA latin cafe (so-so) and after-hike drinks and dinner at Jaspas. I haven’t been to the latter in ages and was pleasantly surprised, especially by the bannofee pie! (Dessert freak speaking).
Getting out: Pure luck
It was so cold that day and we had no idea how to get out of there other than walking back to the bus stop around 5km away. Thankfully a taxi passed by within 5 minutes of ending the hike!! We took it back to Sai Kung centre and had drinks to celebrate the great achievement of getting out of bed that day…
By the way, who’s down to join the Spartan Race 6km Sprint this coming April 2018?! I’m probably gonna die but who’s happy to die with me?!