Coastal Walk on 2 July 2017 - Port Island

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Published on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 00:00
Written by Mango
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Location Distance Duration Elevation Difficulty

Port Island

( Chek Chau )

About 5 km

 

Abt. 6.5 hours

 

Lowest: abt. 0m
Highest: abt. 70m
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* duration excludes travelling time

Brief

Wong Shek Pier (9:45am) for speed boat > Devil's Fist > Port Island > Speed boat back to Wong Shek Pier (abt. 4:30pm)

 

( If you would love to join, please leave a message on Trampers’ Facebook for Mango before 5pm on 30 June 2017 so that we could book speed boat without any delay.  Thanks!  Walkins may not be allowed as the seating capacity of speed boat MUST NOT be exceeded.)

Itinerary

On this coming Sunday, 2 July 2017, Trampers are going to have a coastal tour on Port Island where is sitting at the mouth of Tolo Harbour in Tai Po.  (As the Chinese name Chek Chau implies, Port Island is rust-coloured conglomerate and siltstone.  This extraordinary scene is known as “Danxia Wonder at Sea”.)  We will meet at 9:45am at Wong Shek Pier Sai Kung area and hire speed boat (Estimated at about HKD130.- per head for round trip, and could negotiate a better price, depending on number of participants). 

Before we arrive Port Island, we will first pass the Devil's Fist to look at the legendary stone. Whether it is really a fist showing off powers of wonder? You may imagine! Depends on conditions, tidal waves etc, it might be possible to allow hopping onto the rock for a quick 10 minutes photo session on the beach. 

 

Devil's Fist at Wong Chuk Kok Tsui

 

Afterwards we will continue  to our destination. This small island is famous for snorkelling due to its beautiful seabed with many different kinds of corals. However, this time we will have a  coastal walk on this island as well. At about 4:30pm, the speed boat will bring Trampers back to Wong Shek Pier where public toilets are available.  So, besides additional set of clothes to change, some necessities are also needed for your consideration such as flip flops or sandals, towel, sun glasses, plastic or foamed buoys, shelter or shade and plastic sheeting for the beach.  Of course, please have extra plastic garbage bags for keeping clean on this island.

 

Public Transport to Wong Shek Pier : (1) Route #94 - from Sai Kung Bus Terminus (abt. 30 mins)

                                                                (2) Route #96R - from Diamond Hill MTR Station (abt. 75 mins)

 

Please show up in full hiking gear with 2 litres of water, lunch, snacks, rain wear, a torch, sun block, hat, heavy duty gloves and mos-spray (but no cigarette) and good non-slipping hiking shoes. Long trousers, heavy duty gloves and hiking shoes with non-slippery sole are a must for Trampers who would join the coastal walk.  If it is raining hard or thunderstorms are threatening, this event may be cancelled.  If in doubt, call the Trampers hotline 8209-0517 in the morning.

 

PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS EVENT.  

Disclaimer :  Port Island and Devils' Fist are NOT gazetted places for swimming and there is NO life guard or paramedic for emergencies.  Mobile phones may be out of reach as you will NOT be able to connect to any Hong Kong mobile phone networks.  Tidal currents, waves and sea are unpredictable and Trampers (even professional swimmers and divers) would therefore swim / snorkel / coastal hike at their own risks.

Furthermore People join this walk and any other walks organized by me at their own risks.  I shall not be held responsible in any way for any injury or death incurred or any loss or damage to personal property caused due to whatever causes including, but not limited to, negligence,neglect, errors of judgement and inadequate orientation skills on my part.  The fact that you show up at the time and place on the day to join the walk is an implication that you have agreed to and accepted unconditionally this disclaimer.    

MANGO

 

Predicted tidal flow on 2 July 2017.

(From HK Observatory) 

http://www.hko.gov.hk/tide/predtide.htm&s=KLW

 

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