Guys, as I promised! I’m here again and writing about the one day hike trip on Dragonback with my friends. It is my first time to hike on the famous Dragonback which my friends told me that it’s actually an easy trail among the many others in Hong Kong. (I always have no idea about hiking trails in Hong Kong, coz I’m not a hiker. You can suggest me more down there in comment box.) It was a super nice day with the soaring temperature after our arrival around 12am. Yes, please don’t judge us; we are not morning person (We are sleeping babes), especially on the precious weekend mornings! In that blue sky with almost no cloud, we enjoyed Hong Kong’s nature and met the crazy adventurers (See the speed flying guys below) and ended with a satisfied burger meal on the beach when the sun was still strong! Isn’t that the wonderful weekend you are looking for from Hong Kong? (If you are not in the crazy party the night before) Scroll down and check out my photos and something new from me.
The easiest and cheapest way to reach Dragonback is a combo of MTR (metro) and bus. Of course, our initial plan was MTR plus taxi since we can perfectly fit into two taxies (4-5 persons per car excluding driver), well, we’ve ended with bus No.9. You know sometimes you just need to jump onto the bus even you read from the queue’s face: there’s no seat. And you will end up in your seat on the upper deck! Dragonback is literally a stop for No.9 and we’ve just followed all other hiker-like people. Easy!
The trail has no branches, which mean you will never lose your way. We started with some stone stairs and were quickly into the woods with few viewing points but they are not the high points yet. The first view point is on the flat open ground which we had a wonderful view of Shek O including the village, the beautiful beach and the golf field. On the opposite side, there lies Southern Island which is the face of city. After that, it was never a big slope to walk up but the road condition became a bit up and down with the big stone blocks and the ditches which were still easy to be managed. On our way till the second view point of Big Wave Bay, there are a few of speed flying guys. They enjoyed the wind and the high sky while becoming the photographing target of many hikers including us. To me, speed flying is absolutely a killing activity which is probably ten times more dangerous than sky diving or bungy jumping! I’m not kidding because you take off and land purely by controlling the wind. And you know, the nature sometimes is like a kid and enjoy playing game all the time. We even happened to witness a nearly taking-off moment from the slope, however the wind didn’t allow him to do it but pull him around. I pay high appreciation to those guys. I love the view from Big Wave Bay more than Shek O, probably because the boundary of buildings are gone and there leaves the most beautiful white sand beach and blue sea. The bay is beautifully made to a half-moon shape and the white foam on the top of the big waves connect into a white curtain. Amazing, I really wish I were a surfer!
After that we’ve been on the down-hill trail and went into the deep woods. There were less stone but more trees and shadows. The road turned back to flat condition and the sun hide away sometimes. Isn’t it just like a song goes smooth and peaceful after the high key? Our third view point is the Southern Island which you have a view of all the tooth-stick-like buildings rooted on Hong Kong Island. Don’t think it’s the end! It took almost another half an hour for us to reach Big Wave Bay Beach through the woods. The woods continued after we returned to our trail which we were pointed by the street sign. The Big Wave Bay Beach was absolutely amazing that day. The soft sands and the big waves coming up and down to please the kids with surfing boards. Hong Kong is not a place for adult surfing but I guess it is a paradise for kid surfers. And we? We are hungry animals “occupied” the best spot in the only snack bar on the beach. Unexpectedly, they served very good cheeseburger; it’s juicy, fresh-made and with thick-cut potato chips, and probably the last warm sunbath.
I’ve made a short video for my friends but I think it’s not bad to share with you as well. If you are interested to see like what I see, click it 🙂