Places and Trails across Hong Kong

Ma On Shan – Ascent of Saddleback Mountain

Ma On Shan – Ascent of Saddleback Mountain

Soaring above the new town that bears its name, Ma On Shan – Horse Saddle Mountain – is among…

Lai Chi Wo and Double Haven: Searching for Sustainable Tourism in Hong Kong Geopark

Lai Chi Wo and Double Haven: Searching for Sustainable Tourism in Hong Kong Geopark

Double Haven is among the most beautiful areas in Hong Kong, and a ferry ride through here to…

Hoi Ha Wan and Pak Sha O

Hoi Ha Wan and Pak Sha O

Early on a fine summer morning, Hoi Ha Wan – “Bay Beneath the Sea” – seems wonderfully serene,…

Activities in Hong Kong outdoors

Junk trips to Hong Kong islands

Junk trips to Hong Kong islands

Especially in summer, many Hong Kong residents enjoy taking junk rides through inshore waters. Mostly, the junks aren’t…

Hong Kong’s Wonderful Wildlife (and a little plantlife)

Seabirds of Hong Kong: Sea Swallows, Pirates, and Ocean Wanderers

Seabirds of Hong Kong: Sea Swallows, Pirates, and Ocean Wanderers

Spring is the breeding season for the only seabirds that nest in Hong Kong – three species of…

Birds of Shui Hau on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Birds of Shui Hau on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

In his book The Seashore Ecology of Hong Kong (co-authored with John Morton), Brian Morton – dubbed the…

Birds of Windy Gap and Lion Head Mountain on Lantau, Hong Kong

Birds of Windy Gap and Lion Head Mountain on Lantau, Hong Kong

In spring 2022, thanks to birding naturalist Paul Aston, I helped discover that the hills near Ngong Ping…

Weather including tropical cyclones

Mad Lantau Metropolis Plans Should be Scuppered by Storm Surge Threat

A consideration of science suggests the reclamation plans, including for East Lantau Metropolis are foolhardy, even irresponsible. Foolhardy…

As Hong Kong Sizzles the World Keeps Warming

While climate change may have long seemed an issue for hardcore, tree-hugging environmentalists, concerns are spreading. Even as…

Typhoon Haiyan Lessons for Hong Kong

Typhoon Haiyan was among the strongest storms on record, and devastated a swathe of the Philippines. A storm…

So many places to explore in Hong Kong’s great outdoors!