Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Visit to the Big Buddha

The kids have never been to the Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island, and we figured it might be a nice day out for the whole family - so off we went! I had been a few times, but the last times must have been in 2011/2012, and I wasn't sure how much the surroundings… Continue reading Visit to the Big Buddha

Hong Kong, Outlying Islands

The Sea Ranch on Lantau

I had read so many things about The Sea Ranch - but I've never been. It is a fascinating piece of Hong Kong history and I'm still hoping that one day I can walk over from Mui Wo or take a ferry from Cheung Chau, but so far all I've seen of the Sea Ranch,… Continue reading The Sea Ranch on Lantau

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

I've already posted about a number of hikes in and out of Discovery Bay. By far the most popular one is the Mui Wo route, as it is easy to walk and only takes 1.5-2 hours. I've written about it in 2011, when I first came to Hong Kong, then in 2012 when I hiked… Continue reading Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: 3 Peaks to the Buddha

This was a very fun but also hard hike - together as a group we decided to tackle the three highest peaks on Lantau all in one go. We started at 8.30am in the morning in Tung Chung and immediately we were climbing up the steps to access the Lantau North Country Park, to reach… Continue reading Hiking: 3 Peaks to the Buddha

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Moontrekker 2013 is over

What a fantastic night this was - Moontrekker is so much more than just a race, it really is a big event that is built around a great team of organisers and volunteers and racers that participate for so many different reasons. There are those that want to beat last year's time, others who are… Continue reading Moontrekker 2013 is over

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

The day has arrived: MoonTrekker 2013

Today is the big day - or better said, the big night! MoonTrekker 2013 will take place in Lantau tonight. The sunrise 40 race starts at 9pm and the moonlit 26 at 11.20pm from Mui Wo and will go all the way to the lower Cheung Sha Beach. There are four checkpoints during the course… Continue reading The day has arrived: MoonTrekker 2013

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

MoonTrekker 2013

It's the time of year again... the MoonTrekker event is coming up again (here's is last year's blog post about the event). I spent last Saturday supporting the organisers handing out the race kits and encouraging all the racers and hikers that they can do it. If you've not signed up - it's too late… Continue reading MoonTrekker 2013