[Photo Blog] When Salmons Meet Deer – Stream Trekking at the Double Deer River

On the last weekend, the Salmon Crew when to the Double Deer Stream in Sai Kung, one of my favourite places in Hong Kong.

Sai Wan Beach
Sai Wan Beach

You may ask, why did we name ourselves “The Salmon Crew”? Well, because we climbing upstream toward the top of the river, just like the annual ritual of salmons swimming up the river. (Yes, very lame – at least we didn’t get eaten by the brown bears!)

Wading through the water
Wading through the water
Relaxing on the dam wall
Relaxing on the dam wall

So we started our day by taking a bus from Sai Kung Town. After we got dropped off at the Sai Wan pavilion, we slowly walked towards to the Sai Wan Beach, which is another awesome place in Hong Kong due to its natural beauty, crystal blue water and pure white sands. The only way to get there is either on foot or by yacht. It is also a popular camping spot in Hong Kong.

Selfie at the start
Selfie at the start

Chilling at the Four Pools, Swimming Along the River

As a chillex group of guys and gals, we decided to spend some time soaking up the sun, lying on rocks just under the waterfall to enjoy the massage parlour that the nature had to offer. On top of that we also swam in the river.

The Four Pools
The Four Pools

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Climbing to the Top

That can essentially be summarised by the S Club 7’s song “Reach for the Stars”, with lyric changed! It is of course mandatory to sing along.

Reach for the stars rocks, climb every mountain higher. Reach for the stars rocks, follow your heart’s desire. Reach for the stars rocks, and when that rainbow’s shining over you water’s bashing on your head,  there’s where your dream will the awesome view all come true.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda says:

    Awesome pictures Phil, and Chris would well approve of the song!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. yhpchung says:

      It’s compulsory to change the lyric!

      At least I’m singing something different this time, other than the Lion King “In the Jungle” song when I was on top of a rock (after a hard climb!)


  2. Charmaien says:

    Omg!! Would love to go there . Do u organise Meetup ? U should lead a group , I’d join !! 😀 pleaseee?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. yhpchung says:

      Sometimes I organize the outings and sometimes I join the other. Just drop me a message on y.h.p.chung(at)gmail.com and I will let you know.


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