Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hong Kong trail Section 8: Dragon's back (龍脊)

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/欣賞: 8.5/10 for the first kilometer, the rest is not all that interesting. 

Why it's worth it: 

高度差異: 230m elevation gain
Total: 2 hours + 30 min if you walk from Big Wave bay (Tai Long Wan) to Shek-O. 2小時.  如由大浪灣行到石澳: 30分鐘

Garmin GPS route:

Difficulty/難度: 5/10

Cel phone coverage/手機覆蓋範圍: Coverage everywhere. 全程

Water needs/需水量: 1 liter. 1

Transportation/交通MTR to Shau Kei Wan, Exit A3. Take NWFB bus #9 towards Shek-O, stop at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. Return via same NWFB bus #9 in Shek-O which will bring you back to Shau Kei Wan.
地下鐵路至筲箕灣A3出口 乘坐新巴巴士9號線前往石澳在石澳道土地灣下車回程由石澳坐新巴9號巴士返回筲箕灣


MTR Shau Kei Wan, Exit A3. The bus terminus is right by the exit.
地下鐵筲箕灣A3出口 巴士總站就在出口處

Take #9

Stop at To Tei Wan on Shek O Road. 
The start of Hong Kong trail Section 8 is right by the bus stop.
港島徑第8(龍脊) 的起點 就在巴士站旁邊

From that point, there's really no way to get lost; the path is well signed at every turn (follow the little hikers pictograms).
從這起點真的沒有辦法會迷路的;  路徑在每一個地點也有很明確的標記跟著小登山者的標記行吧

After about 2 hours, you'll arrive at Tai Long Wan beach. You can walk towards Shek-O or take the red minibus that will get you there. From Shek-O, bus #9 will take you back to Shau Kei Wan.
2小時後你便抵達大浪灣海灘 你可以行向石澳或乘坐紅色小巴也可回程由石澳坐新巴9號巴士返回筲箕灣

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Please, don't litter!

Hiking is about communion with nature. So please pickup after yourself. There's no excuse to leave plastic bags, water bottles or any rubbish on or around the trails; if you managed to bring it, you can manage to bring it back!