|Start: At the Ferry Pier|
|Along the beach|
|Looking back at Mui Wo|
|The Trappist Monastery|
Actually, truth be told I phoned Tammy who gave me navigational directions from some maps I had left up on the computer.
The trail is quite popular as it offers some amazing views - both ascending out of Mui Wo and then later descending into Discovery Bay. The trail also affords the opportunity to visit the Trappist Monastery, a Roman Catholic establishment known for their dairy production and milk that is available in Hong Kong. They follow the Cistercean Order of Observance so they remain very quiet around the grounds.
|Space Mountain in background|
We continued past the "12 Stations of the Cross" that apparently the monks had erected at points leading up to the monastery. Gabriel asked me what that was and I was able to explain to him about the stations of the cross and the ritual that people use particularly at Easter time to draw closer to Christ by reflecting on His final day.
At one point Gabriel and I could see Disneyland in the distance. The tall spiral of Space Mountain could clearly be seen. We arrived finally in Discovery Bay, and I must admit it has been a long time since I visited there. I understand why many Westerners in Hong Kong like to make it their home as it certainly caters to the Western taste in food and surroundings.
Gabriel and I grabbed a lunch at Ebeneezer's where we had a lamb curry...and French Fries :) The plan had been to then walk to Sunny Bay and catch the MTR home from there but we realized we were running short on time and that trail would take at least another 3 hours...so we took the bus instead.