It was too wet to journey to Macau, as planned, so we caught the ferry to Central and ascended ‘The Peak‘ via the tram. Turned out pretty well as the rain cleared the pollution and we spent quite some time checking out the views. There were at least five ‘eagles’ circling but it was too cloudy for me to get a shot of them. It was glorious to watch them soar against the backdrop of forest and city. I checked out what was online and believe they are ‘Black Kites’. Here’s a video of them in flight with appropriate music.
Sarah had great fun with her camera and snapped a great perspective of my tripod use with her little coolpix and placed it at her Flickr page.
I liked the light in the lift for portraits on the way down.
Kate failed her 70s martial arts film star challenge, thinking this was Jackie Chan. I had no clue if it was Jackie or Bruce but twitter soon cleared up any confusion.
We have eaten at authentically local style restaurants and cafes in Hong Kong but broke the rule today by eating a Forrest Gump themed restaurant. Yes, you read that correctly. I have never heard of the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurants (remember the film?) and found the food better than the movie (which nauseated me in parts). The view was superb and the ‘eagles’ were circling as close as 20 metres away from our seats. Anyway, it is good to have a variety of experiences. 😉
That reminds me, we also came across a quite odd and very expensive toy soldier shop today, King and Country. I wondered who exactly patronised the store sufficiently for them to pay the rent in the very ritzy Pacific Place mall in Queensway. Lucy was heavily into the Egyptian figures, especially the ‘mummification’ scene. I also lingered.
We wandered through the Hong Kong Park and enjoyed the manicured lawns, waterfalls and pond for a few moments before it started to rain. There were abundant large koi and some turtles.
Macau tomorrow. We hope!