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.


上次在博客里提到龙脊一日游,今天就来说说那天的爬山经历。龙脊,这个名字起的有点壮大,给人一种走在刀锋上的感觉,其实龙脊在香港众多爬山路径里属于easy级别的,比较少爬山的我也是道听途说来的,如果你碰巧是个港式爬山能手,不要客气尽管在下面的留言区给我建议几个爬山路径吧。我跟我那几个朋友都不是早起的鸟,到龙脊脚下基本上已经是过了12点的样子了,也正好是一天里温度升的最高的时候,那天也正巧是风和日丽。蓝天无云下,有大自然的一草一木,也有玩滑翔伞的疯狂人,而一天户外运动里最悠哉的傍晚时分我们是在沙滩上,啃着爆汁的芝士汉堡度过的!如果你没有在前一天晚上party到天亮,尝试一下这样的周末又何乐不为?继续往下,看看我们一路上都看到了什么。

First view point of Shek O from Dragonback

Second view point of Big Wave Bay from Dragonback

Speed flying from Dragonback Speed flying guy from the slope of Dragonback

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!


地铁加巴士去龙脊是最简单经济的去法。当然,我们一开始的计划是下了地铁拼两部的士(香港一部的士可坐4-5人)直接进山,不过有的时候你会正巧赶上巴士发动,这个时刻当然是跳上巴士啦!(去龙脊坐9号双层巴士)因为在山路上只有两车道,的士和巴士其实是差不多快的,另外据我经验,你看到一条长龙等着下一部巴士都不代表巴士的二层不会有几个被遗漏的空位。龙脊,在9号巴士的行车路线上是一个正式的站名,天气好的周末总有一大群爬山打扮的人占据大部分的巴士座位,到站跟着人群走就可以了,大家应该不会轻易错过站了吧。

龙脊的爬山路径很简单,一条肚肠通到底。我们是从一连串的石梯开始的,也不算辛苦,只不过没到高点位,一路上没什么特别的景色。没过多久就是第一个平地兼眺望点,可以直接看到石澳的全景,包括石澳村、石澳沙滩还有左手边的高尔夫球场。转向背面是南香港岛,完完全全的城市山景,就用“插竹签”三个字来形容好了。跟着继续走会少有上坡,只不过路况就变得有点坑挖,加上一些大小石块横路挡,总体还是很容易应付的。在我们奔向第二个眺望点的路上,有很多玩滑翔伞的家伙,他们是在蓝天下荡秋千了,这无形的秋千便是风,当然他们也变成每个爬山人的集邮目标。我一直觉得滑翔伞这项运动是比跳降落伞和蹦极还要危险十倍的运动。要知道上天入地全靠着拉动手里的绳索以借东风,东风是可以随便借到的吗?这不是开玩笑!说来我们之后就在一处开阔的斜坡地上看到一个滑翔伞玩家,搞了半天都没把自己搞上天,还被风揪着跑。在第二个眺望点能看到大浪湾的全景,比起石澳,我更喜欢小很多的大浪湾,她没有那么多人类生活的足迹,保留了最原始也是最美丽的大海白沙。大浪湾呈凹月形,那天的浪头挺大的,从远处看一条条连起来的白色泡沫是争相跑在浪尖上了,让我不禁感叹自己怎么就不会冲浪呢!

Third view point of Southern Island from Dragonback

Late lunch on the beach of Big Wave Bay

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 🙂


过了第二个眺望点便是一路下山的节奏,少了磕磕碰碰多了几分深入树林的幽静,到了深处甚至连阳光都进不来了。这一段的路程有点像是一首歌过了高潮之后的舒缓部分。来到第三个眺望点,便是回到城市的节奏,眼前密密麻麻的都是竖在南香港岛上的高楼,别以为就这样结束了,从那里到大浪湾沙滩我们也在茂密的森林里走了半个小时之多,迎来的大浪湾沙滩也是那天最美的部分。大浪卷着白色泡沫和玩到疯了的小冲浪者起起落落(大浪湾的浪看起来不足以满足专业的成人冲浪者,不过对于孩子和初学者是绰绰有余了),沙滩上也是坐满过来享受周末阳光的人们,而我们就扎根沙滩上唯一的餐厅了。别看他们小小店面,做出来的芝士汉堡多汁又足量,配餐的后切薯条也做得到位,再加之露天餐厅的天然日光浴,整个结尾意料之外的物超所值。

做了条5分钟的短片本想跟朋友分享,倒不如拿出来大家一起看看也不赖。

 

xoxo

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