Saikung is the one of the most beautiful parts of Hong Kong.
Not only is it beautiful, it's absolutely essential to us: it's the site of the High Island Reservoir.
It's also the site of our geological park where we'll find crystalline rock formations right at the side of the reservoir roads.
Lying on the ground in front of the overflow reservoir below the main dam are huge multi-pronged wave protection forks ready to be rushed to the the base of the outer earth dams there whenever it becomes necessary
They are lined up neatly at the corner and along one end of the overflow reservoir, like a line of soldiers ready for duty at a moment's notice.
From over the crevices of such wave-protection forks, we get a glimpse of one side of a collapsed natural coastal rock bridge where you can hear the pounding waves.
another view of the huge rock guarding one side of the bay
You can hear and feel the huge waves although it was not particularly windy that day. I can well picture in my mind what it would feel like when the south east wind is blowing during a typhoon whilst it is passing through Hong Kong
You can see how near vertical are the rock formations there
The road at the side of the overflow reservoir
the sea at the other side of the protective dam
bending of the rocks layers as a result of the earth movement in geological times
the huge High Island Reservoir
Rock formation at the side of the reservoir: How straight, how regular, how orderly!
This is Long Ke Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Sai Kung area.
On the opposite side, you can see the coast lined with a series of sea caves
The shadows of the surrounding hills in the sea
You can see how clean the water is.
changes in the color of the water as the water becomes shallower and shallower
A boat is getting out, its tail waves splitting the bay into two equal portions
Getting closer to the beach
Two young lovers enjoying the sun, the sand and the sea.
Two families playing with the waves
Nothing but sky, sea and sand
The top of Sai Wan Shan
The hazy sun is going down turning the sea into a sheet of silver
The sea from a different angle
a worm eaten fruit at the side of the mountain path
getting closer to the next beach
you can see the jet stream clouds above
The map at the look out point
another look at the huge bay
My last look before reaching Sai Wan Pavillion for the return journey van. It's a real pity I did not have time to get down to Sai Wan and then trek back to Pak Tam Au through Chek Keng.