The 3rd week of November is my mountaineer’s birthday. After my birthday celebration in Boracay, we headed to another favorite place, Hong Kong. And since birthdays are all about celebrations and making wishes come true, I gave in to Jeff’s prodding ever since Gwen’s was born to take her to the mountains. That’s my outdoors man, it’s all about adventures.
I’m pretty confident about this hike because we hiked the Dragon’s Back on our last visit, so I know that the trail is very safe and in fact, a family-friendly one. We took the shorter route this time because we expected that being with Gwen will slow us down with a lot of stops. She will also be carried (by Jeff) most of the time so that’s additional weight too.
Okay, are you ready for a hike?
It’s already winter in HK this time, that’s why we’re wearing fleece jackets. We made sure that Gwen will be warm at all times. We experienced a few drizzle while on the trail too, and upon reaching the peak, fog welcomed us making it hard to see the scenic views of Dragon’s Back, sayang.
Dragon’s Back approximately takes 4 hours and a walking distance of 5 kilometers. 5 km is fairly easy sana kung flat lang no? Kaya lang with the Dragon’s Back, it’s an uphill 3 km ascend and about 2 km descend.
I carried our backpack, while Jeff carried Gwen.
On some parts of the trail, we let Gwen explore her surroundings. Pick up a few pieces of leaves, touch the stones, run along the dirt path, smell the flowers, savor the wind, and hear the birds chirping in the background. If the weather was not a killjoy that time, we could have stayed longer at the peak.
Because of the slight drizzle and it’s getting colder at the top, we immediately headed to our starting point. We’re also hungry because we only have a pack of Chips Ahoy and 1 liter of juice that we bought at Wellcome before the hike.
We took a bus going to Shek O beach and looked for restaurants with a menu that we can read =). We filled our tummies with Thai food in China.
In fairness, their satay is yummy. We ordered the combination of chicken and beef satay.
Birthday boy’s wish granted, and looks like I have a one happy adventurer tot too.
Stay tuned for my next post, a visit to the happiest place on Earth =).