This is at the very beginning of the walk while still back on HK island. Visible from our hotel room was a large tree covered parking flowing down the hillside. I went for a run thru it the previous evening and found it to be a lovely botanical garden with a free zoo incorporated into it. Before fueling up on breakfast for the walk, we took a warm-up walk thru the garden. The girls don't even ask any more - they figure the quicker they comply to my random poses with stuff like this, the sooner it will be over and they can be on their way.
Walkway underneath the roads winding it way down the hill to and thru the Botanical Gardens.
A spill way with flash flood warnings. It rains a lot here in the rainy season and because it is so hilly they need to be very aware of soil erosion, landslides and such so lots is done to try and control the water flow and its impact.
Mosque with the city in the backdrop.
Ada reading up on all the rules and reg's on how to properly enjoy the park.
Big Chinese banyan tree.
Maze which I and the girls conquered.
Especially for Nana
And of course a McDonalds ... a really small McDonalds.
Roots of a banyan tree cascading down a wall.
Random groups of people enjoying the park - note the massive root structure in the background.
Super tired guy enjoying a nap under the banyan tree.
Coolest hat of the holiday time. No sun going to get this lady.....
No sun at all!
Large swimming pool in the park.
Finally made it out of tangent park and back on track. This is one of the walkways that winds its way up to the summit of the park that we were originally destined. Girls had just refueled with Nana's leftover french toast.
Another water/erosion precaution. All the silver looking things are metal plates driven into the mesh covering to hold it in place while vegetation grows. Difficult to get a sense of how steep this is here - double black diamond run ...
The aspect the girls were most excited about - the pups at the park. Ada commandeered the camera and snapped these. No dogs allowed in the park but bot times we've been - plenty of them. But a park rules and reg lady did appear and shooed the offending parties away.
Any guesses??? The girls know!