The best view of central Hong Kong’s skyline is from Kowloon. This photograph was from Kowloon Public Pier. This was on my last afternoon in the city before heading home that night. The sun was shinning and so I took the iconic star ferry across the harbour. The tallest building in this photograph is the International Finance Centre, Tower 2. It’s 415 metres tall with 88 floors. Behind the skyscrapers is Victoria Peak. The highest mountain in Hong Kong with the best views of the whole city.
In the heart of Causeway Bay is Victoria Park. It was a welcome relief from the crowds and huge buildings of Hong Kong’s central shopping district. One of the first things I came across was a large pool for remote-controlled model boats. The sun was in the right place when I spotted this model tug boat. Looking around I saw the operator sitting in the shade with a friend. I sat on the opposite side of the pond from them. Zoomed in the camera and waited for the little boat to be in the right place for this photograph.
Cruising down the Bridgewater canal on my dad’s boat I see the canal from a lower angle. Being in the middle of the canel rather than on the banks gives a unique perspective. Especially of the other cruisers and narrowboats moored along the banks. This is one of the nicest looking traditional narrowboats I saw. We cruised from Sale Cruising Club up to Thelwall and back. The furtherest we have been on the boat. The Evening Star of North Yorks is a traditional narrowboat.
Waiting for the star ferry in the rain. I noticed this Junk boat heading out into Victoria Harbour. Junk is a type of ancient Chinese sailing ship developed during the Han Dynasty (220 BC – 200 AD). This one is DUK LING built about 60 years ago in Macau and served as a fishing boat until 1985. Restored to her original glory and now takes locals and tourists across the harbour in style. Sailing from Pier number 9 Central Hong Kong Island to Pier 3 Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon.