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  • in reply to: Sharp Peak #8150

    Confirmed. Went last week. That trail to summit of Sharp Peak is still sound.

    in reply to: Lam Tin Snake I.D. #8069

    I saw one of these brown fellas in Chung Hom Kok last month.

    Slithering on the staircase above the kids park at the beach. I’d say he was a six footer.

    in reply to: Relatively easy hiking routes in Hong Kong #8018

    Thanks M

    I went to the tip of Cape D’Aguilar by climbing under a fence, going through the bush, and avoiding the guards.

    On the way back I just walked past them and smiled. They went nutty.

    in reply to: Relatively easy hiking routes in Hong Kong #8016

    Is there a trail that goes from Cape D’Aguilar to Tai Tam.

    I don’t want to walk along Shek O road north, but I also prefer not to go on the Dragon’s back. Am looking for a hiking route lower down from the road – down closer to the water.

    Maps seem to indicate some possible route.

    in reply to: West Kowloon Cultural Desert – or great park? #8040

    It doesn’t require intellectualization, just a big field of grass suffices.

    Parks are rubbish in Hong Kong. The one behind the Ritz Carlton for example, you can see how its been planned out. A third: planting (in ginormous concrete planters), a third: water feature. (i.e a flat pond – of no use to anyone), a third: pedestrian piazza

    So the only thing you can access is the concrete part. Which is not very parklike but just an extension of the pavement.

    There’s plenty of unused space for parks out at North Point. No point having one in west kowloon. Nobody lives there.

    in reply to: Wetland Park the env equivalent of Cyberport? #8002

    I went last weekend.

    Its a nice resource for locals who want to take their kids out. The exhibitions in the main building are good, but the outside environment is lame in comparison to Mai Po (incidentally is that open again – for the HK$100 advance bookers?)

    Didn’t see many birds on the mudflats. There was one area that had a few birds, with some prissy twitchers who ‘ssshhhed’ toddlers who made noise. Really, if youre a serious birdwatcher, then you’re daft to go to a family-oriented attraction and expect silence

    Incidentally, if the attraction cost HK$500,000, i’m a [snipped out, by Martin the PC policeman!]. It cost a hell of a lot more than that to build !!!!!
    – oops, that should be HK$500 million! [Martin]

    I bought a copy of Martin’s book yesterday.

    Post edited by: Martin, at: 2007/02/15 13:31

    in reply to: Typhoon to mark start of October 2006? #7958

    Oh great. The first No 8 of the season to arrive on the first bank holiday since spring.

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