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1 Jul 2015

Weekend Wanderings: Cape D'Aguilar

Weekend wanderings at Cape D'Aguilar in Hong Kong

Summer has arrived in Hong Kong. The days of 90+ percent humidity and 'very hot weather warnings' are back. This means it's time to hibernate in air conditioned comfort and only go out when absolutely necessary.

However, last weekend I braved the sun, the humidity, and the non-stop sweating and ventured out to Cape D'Aguilar -    I even made a video about it!

Cape D'Aguilar is located on the southeastern tip of Hong Kong Island. Most people think that Hong Kong is just a dense city of high-rise buildings... and it is, but it also has this whole other side to it where nature lives.

This was my second time to Cape D'Aguilar and it couldn't have been more different to my previous visit. I first went at the beginning of the year when the temperatures were cooler, the skies were greyer, and the sea was rougher which made for some atmospheric photos. This time round was blue skies, calm waters, and relentless sun which also made for some atmospheric photos of a different kind.

Despite the heat, Cape D'Aguilar was beautiful as always. Whenever, I am there I don't feel like I am in Hong Kong. I feel like I have been transported to some far off land, or even another planet thanks to the rocky terrain. I'm sure I'll go back again for a wander, but when it is cooler. Just remembering the walk back from the cape to the bus stop in the sun is enough to make me want to cry.

How to get there:
- MTR to Shau Kei Wan
- Bus no. 9 or taxi to Cape D'Aguilar road
- Walk

Anyway... here is my first ever YouTube video! Enjoy the sights of Cape D'Aguilar. (Watch it in HD)

The plan is to make occasional videos documenting where I wandered at the weekends. What do you think, good idea or nah?

P.S I wasn't alone on my adventure to the cape. I was with this lovely bunch of people: @edwardkb, @keso_k, @tonyttan, @NK7, @cheukyh, and @5.12. To see more photos from Cape D'Aguilar, check out their Instagram accounts.

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