our second trip to Hong Kong we hired a car for a ride into the
New Territories and visited a small fishing village. We were very
disappointed in that village. It wasn't at all photogenic. This
wasn't the case with the village we visited this trip. There were
many good photos both of the village and the various fish they offered
for sale. I'm happy we didn't forego this optional tour.
village alongside the water
boats used to ferry people to the larger boats
looking at the boats
along the waterfront under the awnings (pictures above and left) there
were numerous storefronts selling seafood of all types and, also,
many restaurants. The collection of seafood was amazing.
or is it escargot?
and who knows
large Napoleon fish ... this saddened us as
we'd seen these fish underwater and they're
quite friendly and beautiful
testing the teeth of a marble
porpoise at the fishing village
the fishing village
we passed this warning sign ...
Let's Eliminate Rats!
Chinese tour group
visiting the fishing village we returned to Kowloon for the rest of
the afternoon free to roam the streets in search of whatever. I know
Anne was trying to find something and we went to several stores looking
for it, but I can't remember what it was. The most memorable part
of the afternoon (for me) was watching two busloads of Asian tourist
unload. The little old ladies leading the way with cigarettes in hand
and the men following. Many of their faces had such character I wished
I could have done some portraits, but that was impossible.
was our last evening in Hong Kong before flying to Bangkok, and we
would spend it at a farewell dinner for those not traveling to Bangkok
with us. GCT actually had two tour groups doing the identical tour
to this point. We were known as the "Green" group, and the
second group, the "yellow" group, were all returning home
from Hong Kong. Continue to the next page for pictures from the farewell