3rd August, 1997

Part of Hong Kong Trail




After a visit from typhoon Victor overnight and the raising of the typhoon signal to level 9 for the first time in 14 years it was always going to be hard to get starters on Sunday morning. As it turned out we decided on Saturday night to postpone our start and see what the weather did. Well it was definitely wet and windy on Saturday night and whilst the sliding glass doors to our balcony did some weird flexing that I thought was unachievable everything seemed to remain intact.

A couple of phone calls on Sunday morning and the hike was called off, though I found the weather at my place to be cool, overcast (but not raining) and with a pleasant breeze. This was ideal for hiking really, and though the trail was wet I set out on my own and really enjoyed the solo walk from Chi Fu to Tai Tam Road along the Hong Kong Trail.

All up this was about 25km (about half the entire HK trail) and I was finished in a little over 4.5 hours. This trail is very tame by comparison to the Maclehose, and hardly rates when compared to the Lantau trail, but was good enough to get the blood pumping and make you feel like you'd done something for the day.

Here's hoping for better weather next week!