Monday, November 20, 2017

Dragon's Back Option 2: MTR and walk to trail. No bus on the way - 龍脊路線選擇2:地鐵,步行到行山徑。 (不乘巴士)

Duration/時間: About 2.5 hours of walking.約2.5小時的步行時間。

Difficulty/難度: About 250 steep steps for the first part which are going to be challenging if you are a beginner, quite easy afterwards.

Appreciation/欣賞: 8/10. First 1/3 of the trail is nothing to write home about. Second third is nice, shaded walk but without much of a view. Last third if breathtaking; amazing views from the Dragon's Back. Shek-O beach.
頭1/3的路程沒有什麼特別。 第二段是舒適,陰涼地散步,但沒有太多景觀。 最後的三分之一,是令人讚嘆的景色。 石澳海灘。


 Why it's worth it/值得你去嗎?:


Take the MTR to Chai Wan. Take Exit A. You will go through a mall for a few steps, stay on your right and exit at the first outdoor walkway on your right. Go straight at the first intersection on the catwalk.
乘坐地鐵前往柴灣。 出口A。你將通過一個商場,靠右邊走,到第一個到外面的出口(在右邊)。在天橋的第一個十字路口向前走。

You want to go down the catwalk to reach Wan Tsui Road. It is the road which will be to the left of the tall glass building (Youth Square) pictured below.

Walk on Wan Tsui Road for about 200 meters until you reach Lin Shing Road (on your left). 
Take Lin Shing Road :

You will walk about 300 meters on Lin Shing Road until you reach a cross-road and see the Cape Collinson Catholic Cemetery entrance right in front of you. Go through the entrance and take the first set of stairs on your left.
在城道步行約300米,便到達一條十字路口,在面前便是歌連臣角天主教聖十字架墳場入口。 通過入口,在左邊的第一條樓梯向上走。

Walk up the road after this set of stairs...

Yep, more stairs!

Quite a few set of stairs to climb-up, don't despair, the trail is worth it!
還有很多樓梯要爬啊! 別絕望,龍脊是值得的!

At the top of the stairs, you'll be facing a parking lot slightly on the right and a park on the left. Head right towards the sign post.
在樓梯的頂部,你會見到一個停車場在右邊,左邊是一個公園。 向右朝路牌走。

 Follow the small paved road in the direction of Tai Tam Gap. The rest is pretty easy, just follow the road to the trail (head left). The sign posts clearly show the way.
隨着路向大潭峽的方向走。 其餘的都很簡單,只需沿著路徑走去(靠左)。 標誌牌很清楚的。

The first half a the trail is tree shaded and quite nice, with little in terms of view however. Eventually, you will reach a sign post with clear indications for the Dragon's Back. After a little climb, the scenic part of the trail begins.
路線的前半部有樹蔭遮蔽,相當舒適,但視野不大。你將會到達一個標誌牌去龍脊的方向。 經過一小段的斜坡,風景秀麗的小徑便開始了。

At the end of the trail, you arrive right at a bus stop. You can take bus #9 to the Shau Kei Wan MTR station but I suggest you instead take #9 the other way and head to Shek-O for some food and a leisurely walk by the beach.
在山徑的盡頭,便是巴士站。 你可以乘坐9號巴士回筲箕灣地鐵站,但是我建議你乘坐反方向的9號巴士,去石澳吃些東西,在海灘悠閒散步。

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