New Territories

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 22:45

At first, my memory of nearly 60 years ago suggested that this was near Sha Tin but I was wrong!  Please see the following comments.

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I think this might be a bit further south than Yuen Chau Kok, as if we are looking at YCK there should be water / mud-flats between us and the hill. This hill could be the one by Che Kung temple. 

Regards, David

David.  I think that you might be correct - although the wooded hill in the distance is, I'd have thought, much bigger than the one near Che Kung and is more the size and shape of the Yuen Chau Kok one and I don't think that I ever walked on the hills above the railway line to the south of Sha Tin.  There is another photograph that I took of two pals stopping for a rest on one of the paths up to the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas and that clearly shows the mud flats as you suggest, so I'm a bit puzzled.  Should I change the title?  Can anyone else help?

I think David is correct, this looks like the view from the Tai Po Road around where the Shatin Inn still sits or perhaps at the Shatin Heights hotel area? The fact that we can't see the road here means it is quite likely you were on it when you took the picture.

I think you could both be right.  I might have used a public bus to get to Taipo Market on the occasion when I went by myself.  It was a long time ago and that was the only occasion I have ever been to that spot!  I'll settle for that.  Now my dilema is whether the photo name needs to be changed.  Probably better to leave it so that this correspondence remains valid?