Sai Kung Kayaking
Earlier in the week I had signed up to go kayaking with the International Society at HKU. Kayaking was something that I wanted to do while in Hong Kong, but I had not had a chance to go yet. With time running out, and a trip available through HKU, I couldn't turn down the opportunity.
We met at 10am today at HKU, where we then took a bus for about an hour to Sai Kung. When we first got there it was pretty cloudy, and I was disappointed that there might not be sun (first few pictures above). But then, throughout the day we did have periods of sun (pictures below) and clouds. About twenty five of us participated in the trip; they offered both single and double kayaks.
I had never gone sea kayaking before (but I have kayaked in both lakes and rivers). It was a bit more wavy, but we were in a more protected area than the open sea, so it was manageable. I had thought that we would be able to leisurely kayak around, but I was wrong. There was a staff member who led us around and we padded out to two islands. The first island was tiny and had two homeless dogs on it. Apparently, its called "two dog island". I felt bad for the dogs, and wondered how they got there.
I got lunch at this cute burger shop. I ordered a fish burger, which was delicious. I had expected the bus to pick us up when it was time to go, but apparently the bus was only one way. From Sai Kung we had to take a bus for about half an hour and then get on the MTR for almost forty minutes to go back to Kennedy town. I had expected to get back around mid afternoon (as that is what they had advertised) but did not get back to my room until 8pm (after eating a super quick dinner in Kennedy town).
Today was a fun, but long, day and I did not have the opportunity to do work until late for me. I will have to do a lot of work tomorrow (Sunday) to make up for today. I have so much to do from now until I come home that I am beginning to get overwhelmed! Unfortunately, I will have to do more work than play for the rest of my time here.