a walk at shing mun reservoir
maybe about two months ago, i talked about my hiking goals. i listed out all the hiking routes i want to conquer in the next few months before the arrival of next summer.
a few days ago, we did the shing mun reservoir route. shing mun reservoir is one of hong kong’s largest dams in the territory. it doesn’t really matter where you start from as there are a few connecting routes that will lead you to either tai po or shatin.
we started the hike at the shing mun country park entrance on shing mun road. there were so many feral monkeys hanging out like gangsters near the kiosks. it does make me a little sad to think about how we have destroyed their natural habitat and as a result to that, they have to hang out with us in order to get food. they do have the tendency to be a bit aggressive so don’t get too close
overall, shing mun is a nice easy walk – the view of the dam is picturesque. also strangely at certain spots around the lake, where the old trees still stand, the breeze is calm and there is an unspoken sense of serenity. like what i always say -you don’t have to leave the city on a plane just to get serenity – just go to one of the country parks. i love hong kong, there is always a side of it, like turning a page of an intriguing book
it gets dark so early these days – remember to bring a flash light. the thing is the hiking routes are all linked in hong kong and it is very easy to go another route without realizing. we walked till dusk and the monkeys were teasing us like mad!!!!