A short tour of my backyard. There is a trail from my place which leads to The Peak in Hong Kong, a well-known tourist attraction. There is hardly any wilderness about the trail. It offers a great vantage point of the city (good for tourists) although I’m not a fan of skyscrapers. That said, it beats being amongst the concrete jungle. If I ever need a quick work out without the hassle of commuting, it is not a bad compromise. Running however, is not an option, as I’ve explained in my earlier post (link opens in new tab).
On the way up, you will pass the Pinewood Battery historic site. For those interested in the history, I am not very good with description so I will just reproduce the following extract from the official website (link opens in new tab),
This path leads to what was once my secret playground. Unfortunately, in a city like this, you can’t keep a secret for long.
At 494m, the High West is the fourth highest peak on the Hong Kong Island side of the city. It is pretty much concrete stairs but with an outdoor gym like this, I’m not complaining.
Since I happened to be the only one when I reached the top, I took a few minutes break to relish the momentary solitude before heading back down.
If you are interested in posts like this, please leave a sign (comment, share, like etc). It might just motivate me to venture out further although I can’t promise anything. I love nature and walking but my limited tolerance with noise and crowd have made it harder for me to pursue my interests.