Lamma Island - 2007
One weekday in November, 2007, my friend, Sam Stearman and I almost missed each other at Central Pier, Hong Kong, catching the morning ferry to Lamma Island. After a short ferry ride, landed at the jetty at Yung Shue Wan village. Being a weekday the jetty was almost deserted. Bicycles being the only mode of transport on the island, hundreds of them were parked on either side of the promenade, the owneres were presumably daily commuters to Hong Kong. Meandering around the narrow lanes and bylanes of the village we encountered the iconic and affable Nick Lovatt, the secondhand bookseller. Armed with a sketchy route map and some direction from Nick we proceded on our hike, taking pictures along the way. Our plan was to hike across to Mo Tat Wan, grab some seafood and then catch a Kaido (a small motorized vehicle) to Aberdeen. As luck would have it, we got lost, thirsty and a bit hungry. The tour guide of a bunch of Japanese tourists showed us the way back to Yung Shue Wan.
Nov 14, 2007