Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Picture of the Day: Sunset from the Harbour

Looking back at Hong Kong Island (left) and Kowloon close together
A work contact I met in Manila came to Hong Kong for a short trip and invited me on a boat trip around the harbour.

She was amused that I and two other Hong Kong-based guests had never done this before -- but it is expensive, and also something we wouldn't think of doing.

However, if you have the means, it's a fantastic way to appreciate the city.

The weather cooperated too -- originally it was forecast for sunny periods and isolated showers. But in the end it was sunny and hot, with hardly any clouds in the sky.

The boat was docked at Central Harbourfront Pier 9 and then we set off eastwards practically to Shaukeiwan, hung around the Kai Tak cruise terminal, then towards Tsim Sha Tsui before finishing in the evening in Causeway Bay.

Here's my sunset shot looking back on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

We appreciated the opportunity to see the city from the perspective of the water, while our hostess kept exclaiming how pretty Hong Kong's skyline was.

We never tire of looking at it, but we sometimes don't stop to look because we're so busy. But today was a memorable day to do nothing else but take it all in.


  1. What boat were you on: the Duk Ling, Aqua Luna or something else entirely?

    1. Something else entirely! A very sleek boat!