25 February 2010

Hong Kong: Victoria Harbour

Finally made it down to Victoria Harbour today. I had wanted to take the ferry across to Kowloon and visit the markets, but time was limited, so I settled for an hour-long cruise.

I love lake and harbor cruises. When I travel through Zurich and change planes there, I always build in a half-day so I can take the train into town, and tram or walk down to the lake and enjoy a relaxing boat trip. All the stress seems to melt away. I highly recommend it if you have a chance.

It wasn't a bad day for the ride today. The sun kept trying to break through the cloud cover and I did get some nice shots. See below.

Star ferries leave from Central Pier:

The terminal and adjacent building offer some food outlets, like Subway, a deli, a Burger Box, and Haagen Daz, where a featured flavor is green tea (a favorite). I had green tea and Belgian Chocolate in a waffle cone.

Views of the Harbour before leaving the pier:

There were some smalll fishing boats:

Colorful waterfront:

Here comes the sun - or tries to:

All too soon we were back at Central Pier, and I returned to the hotel to get ready for the hands-on getting started in Jewish genealogy.

1 comment:

  1. Schelly,
    I am enjoying my vicarious trip to Hong Kong.
    Since you are a great fan of harbor cruises, next time you come to Massachusetts, be sure to take a Boston Harbor Cruise, take the ferry from Woods Hole to Martha's Vineyard (in the summer!), and take the water shuttle taxi from Logan Airport to downtown Boston.
    --Howie Morris, Needham MA. USA