Last Coasteering Trip in Hong Kong

As you may already know, this week is my last week of Hong Kong. As I say goodbye, I am continue my second installment of #GoodbyeHongKong series. A few years ago I was introduced to an adventure sports called coasteering by some good friends of mine and I have had a lot of adventure since then.

A couple of weekends ago, I had my last coasteering trip with my friends at my favourite island of Sharp Island. I have hiked, snorkelled, scuba dived, kayaked to the island, but had never done a coasteering trip to the island. Every time I visit that island, it has always been a surprise.

On that cloudy Saturday morning, we attempted to explore some sea caves at the south side of the island. Hayley and I have seen those caves on our previous kayaking trip, but never manage to go into them and see them up close. I was very excited to have that opportunity to check out those awesome places of Hong Kong.

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A before selfies prior to our trip – just in case you want to go there you know who to phone up

Exploring the rocky coast and the caves

From Sai Kung town centre, we took a small boat over to Sharp Island. We were dropped near Hap Moon Bay Beach, for which we all hiked and bouldered our way to the south of the island where the sea caves were. Surprisingly, the water was much calmer than what we had anticipated based on the forecast made by the observatory. (Yes, we don’t trust the forecast fully…)

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All the boys and girls made the way south
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Mind the gap – one slip and you would be busted
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Wow, we all looked like some mountain goats walking along the side of the cliff.

 

We made it

After some nice exploring along the cliffs of the island, we made it to the first cave. How exciting. We climbed down the rock face and made our way to the sea level, where we first swam and then waded through some random sea weeds before reaching to the first cave. Only if I had some rice and caught a fish, then maybe I could have made some sushi out of them – in Bear Gryll style of course.

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Cave at first sight – this is how one fall in love with nature

 

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It was nice to cool off in the water, although some people said it was too cold for their liking.
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Nice to have waded through some sea weeds. Could have made some sushi if we had caught some fish.
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A quick selfie before heading off again

 

The second cave

After the first cave, we had to swim across to the cliff on the other side and made away further south of the island. We had some more awesome climbs before reaching the second big cave.

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A steep climb down to the waterline at the entrance of the cave
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The cave was bigger than I thought. It felt like we were having some nice massage as the water bashed against us. It was a bit rough when we had to swim back out to dry land.
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Finally made it to the dry land after swimming against strong current.
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Before heading home, we made our way round to the other side of the island.
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Love those technical climbs – I’ll miss it when I move

 

#GoodbyeHongKong

See you my friends, you guys have been very awesome. I’ll be back and visit you guys.

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Have you ever moved to another country before? What was your experience? How did you say goodbye to your friends? Comment below and share your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Charmaine says:

    Wow! This is so adventurous. Love the adventures! I’m also living in Hong Kong now, so your posts will be relevant to me! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. yhpchung says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I hope you enjoy the wilderness of Hong Kong. 🙂

      Like

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