I wasn’t really prepared for a foggy day in Hong Kong. The photo below is from somewhere on the Kowloon waterfront near Salisbury Garden looking across Victoria Harbour to the island.
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I never got to see the bridging crews installing this lake bridging so I’ve no clue how they did it. I know in places the water was over six feet deep so they didn’t wade through it. Usually the foot boards were above the water but the level of the water depended upon the rains,…
We headed over to this patch of water to see three relatively young alligators – but my photos of them suck, to put it politely. However, I rather liked this view to the north. In the background to the left the rain is pouring down from a passing thunderstorm while the trailing edge of a different storm hangs overhead.
This clump of trees was the furthest point north and west that we went on this trip. My Captain turned opened the throttle and as we started to clear the trees I captured this view of the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. This is a view east and if you look really closely you might find the airliner on it’s descent into Miami International Airport. I toyed with the idea of cloning it out but decided to leave it.
This overhang in the limestone rack face was a significant swift nesting site. Out of harvesting season, there was no one working on this day. Bird’s nest harvesting is a regulated industry and there were signs above the jetty here warning trespassers off. All the bamboo poles you can see here are used by the harvesters to reach the rock ceiling where the swifts build their nests.
The ferry also stops by some of the local attractions on it’s way into the islands. Here it’s pulling up to the limestone cliffs so the passengers can see some caves where locals gather swift nests for birds nest soup. Quite why a soup made from bird spit is so sought after I don’t know. I’ve never tasted it myself. But I’m left wondering…
Having photographed the fishing boats tied up in Ton Sai Bay I walked back across the isthmus to Loh Dalam Bay and took this shot. The sun is on it’s way down – certainly within and hour of sunset. The boat on the left is the same boat I photographed earlier that day from the lookout point in my photo Loh Dalam Refractions.
Taken from the lookout on the eastern part of the island, the ship is beached on the sandy isthmus that joins the two parts of the island. The water here was really shallow – the two people on the right of the image are actually sitting down at this point, not standing. The varying depths of the water and the light ripples of the breeze driven waves are refracting the sunlight to give the rainbow effect of this image.