Today is my last full day in Hong Kong and my last chance for a hike on my 3 week metrotrekking adventure around Taipei and Hong Kong. Better make the most of it. Better walk 32km of the 50km Hong Kong Trail. Yep that's right, today I am going to complete sections 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Hong Kong Trail. That's too much for one blog post, so I'm going to have one blog post for each section.
It's going to be a big day so I start at the crack of dawn. From my hotel in Wan Chai I climb the steep slopes of the Wan Chai Green Trail destined to the intersection of Peak Road and Stubbs Road, close to where Section 4 of the Hong Kong Trail begins. However, I am quickly side tracked by a sign pointing towards "Lovers' Rock" along the Bowen Road Fitness Trail. I have heard about Lovers' Rock (a.k.a or Destiny's Rock or Yan Yuen Sek) before, supposedly it's a big rock shaped like a penis and frequented by Hong Kong's female residents who are having issues with their significant other or bearing a child. Ok Hong Kong Trail, you will have to wait. How could I turn down a rock shaped like a penis? Along the way I am treated to some good views over Wan Chai from the Bowen Road Fitness Trail.