Hong Kong: Day 1, Part 2

I had a lot of time to walk around on my first day in Hong Kong. My girlfriend had to teach so I wouldn’t see her again until 4:00pm or so. Until then, I continued my little adventure around the neighbourhood. My next stop was the harbour front. It’s not far from where I last left off.

Harbour front

The water in the harbour isn’t clear and it’s not quite blue either. It’s more of a turquoise shade of blue. The harbour front here isn’t the same as the harbour front in Hamilton. This area seems to be more of a commercial harbour. By the entrance of the harbour were some people pushing carts with plants in them from one area to the next. They were working in the garden and they were moving plants from the garden and onto the trucks.

Harbour front

Most of the rocks were filled with graffiti. I would assume that this is a popular hang out for teenagers or something but I didn’t see anything around. I saw a bunch of old people just sitting around and talking but there weren’t any kids in sight. I think most of the kids are hanging out at the mall but given the time, they were more likely in school.

Harbour front

Across the harbour, I saw a whole bunch of ships. There was enough there to make it look like they were prepping for a naval work but not these ships. They look more like working ships.

Harbour front

This ship here is one of those passenger ships that takes people across the habour. Hong Kong has a ferry service that will take you to different parts of the country but this one here was a bit different. I’m not sure if the people I saw get into the boat were passengers or just workers. It seems like they were passengers because they weren’t dressed for working.

Harbour front

Towards the end of the pathway was this bed of quarry. There was another one on the opposite ends and it was like a small opening into the yacht. I decided to walk across the rows of stones and see if I could get a better picture of things at the end. It was a bit of a dangerous journey but I managed to get to the end in one piece.

Harbour front

There was another guy sitting there enjoying the view. He turned to look at me when I got there but after that, nothing else happened. I wanted to make small talk with him but I was worried that maybe he wanted his privacy.

Harbour front

The harbour was filled with boats but most of them was just sitting around doing nothing. If they weren’t moving, they weren’t busy doing anything productive. I bought a postcard a while ago and the caption read something like “A junk in the Hong Kong Harbour.” I thought it mean that the boat was a piece of junk but apparently that’s what the type of boat it was, a junk.

Harbour front

Anyway, I pretty much just wandered around on this day and taking pictures of this and that. I have to up date you guys with the rest of the days before it gets too late. I’m typing this on Day 10 so I’m a bit behind. I’ll just post some pictures and try to post a few captions with it.

Harbour front

Harbour front

Harbour front

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