The day's adventure begins even before we reach the trail head. The views from our taxi across the large and impressive High Island Reservoir are simply superb and made even better by the fact the that the ride will save us quite a bit of uphill walking… Nevertheless, after a short warm up stretch we do have a little climbing to do to conquer Sai Wan Shan. Yet, the effort put into this is rewarded by beautiful panoramas over Tai Long Wan, its famed beaches and the peaks behind it.
From the pavillion at the top of Sai Wan Shan, it is a 314m drop down to the rather pristine beach at Long Ke. As facilities here are virtually non-existent, we shall simply stroll along the sand and enjoy the views.
From Long Ke, the path climbs rather steeply up to the edges of the High Island. Taking in the view and admiring the effort gone into the construction of it, we cross the reservoir’s East Dam and follow a restricted road for a little while, before dropping down to Pak Lap. There is time to wait for anyone who fancies a dip at this beautiful secluded bay. Those not swimming can enjoy the cool offerings of the beach front store. Once recharged, we cross a small hillock to reach our destination; the fishing villages of Tung Ya, Pak Ya and Sha Kiu Tau.
Fresh fish and seafood is on the menu here at the Yau Ley Seafood Restaurant and the best way to leave this tranquil spot is by boat – a leisurely trip that will take you across Rocky Harbour and Port Shelter to Sai Kung, where we can catch a bus to the city.
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