I clearly remember the pretty beach in the photo. The sandy beach might
be made up artificially. A couple of women in the bikini and families were
on the beach. Children were playing on the surfside. One beach house and
one store. Yeah, I remember the beach had a lifeguards too. Next to the
simple beach was a cement factory. Tall smokestacks stood beside it. Maybe
this contrast between a charming beach and big factory gave strong impression
to me. It's strange scenery as if I'm dreaming. Suddenly a jazz standard
number came out in my mind. It's titled "Summer time" I don't
know why. Anyway, Just imagined the song for the picture.
"南Y島" in HongKong can read as "Lamma Island" I had
read it as "South Y Island" So I always wonder what the 'Y' is
initial for. Then I got to know the Y is kwanji.
The name was so attractive to me. But I had never had chance to visit there.
On the day, when I was walking in the Central harbor of HongKong Island,
Ｉ found the signboard "Ferry to Lamma Island". Then I jumped
into the boat without thinking twice. The express boat skirted along HongKong
Island making big splash.
Weekday afternoon There were lot of kids in the cabin. I thought they were
on the day trip to Lamma Island. But gathering from they were talking about
their school or show the result of test each other, they seemed like going
back their home. The figures were not like Chinese but various. They spoke
in fluent English. So the cabin was quite non-nationality space. They must
live in Lamma Island and go to school in the Central. Must be some adventure
everyday. But they seemed like really enjoyed the time in the speed boat.
The boat got to The Picnic Bay in the south part of the island. Shortly
after, the kid had gone in each direction. And which left on the pier was
just me, commuter's bikes and hot afternoon air. I decided to walk to another
pier in the north. The island covered with tropical plants, full of natures.
Sometime I met a residence, B&B or restaurant. The hiking course was
a series of up'n down. So not easy walking, although you can look over
the ocean from hill top from time to time and it's really beautiful.
Before long, I got the charming beach. The snap photo was taken there.
After the beach, I walked about two miles. I saw the village below. Yung
Shue Wan. The north port of the island. Seafood restaurants lined in the
both side of the lane. Must be full on holiday. There was a ferry service
to Aberdeen on the south coast of HongKong Island. Takes half an hour.
It made me remember this island was close to the city.
HongKong has some image of densely populated city. However actually, HongKong
also has a bunch of preserved green areas. In another words, people has
lot of places to be relaxed on holiday. I really envy it.
" Summer Time " HongKong, China 2011