The adventure begins the moment we board the old ferry from Aberdeen to the tiny hamlet of Mo Tat Wan, where we climb a little hill to join
the southern (less used) part of the Lamma Family Walk. Passing vegetable plots we drop down to the beach at Tung O Wan before
embarking on the biggest challenge of the day, the 250 m tall Ling Kok Shan.
The view from the top is spectacular – and we will take it easy. The only negative thing is that what goes up must come down! Consequently,
the descent from Ling Kok Shan does involve an awful lot of downhill steps. Though ”jelly-kneed” we will, regretfully, pass on the temptations
of the Sok Kwu Wan seafood restaurants to settle for a cool refreshment in the nearby hamlet of Lo So Shing….
There is still a bit of climbing to do after this break, but it is nowhere near as challenging as earlier. Heading northwards via paths less
trodden, we visit the site of Hong Kong’s only windturbine – from where there is a great panorama of Hong Kong and nearby islands.
Next, our route will take us all the way to Pak Kok at the northern tip of the island, before we complete the hike by the pier in the island’s
capital, Yung Shue Wan, previously known as a haven for people preferring a more alternative lifestyle….
As ferries depart Yung Shue Wan regularly for Hong Kong island, we suggest ending the outing with a late, but well-deserved meal at a
waterfront restaurant there….
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Hansen's Hikes & Rides has decided to SUSPEND all operations until further notice.
Apologizing for any inconvenience caused,
we hope to partially resume our outings towards the end of the year.