Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Friday, June 20, 2008

Blue sky and a hike with a view

*This photo is for my dad. Dad, it was taken with your new lense from across the room! And note that she's drinking a drink box from a STRAW!!!*

Today we had blue sky and puffy white clouds in Hong Kong. This happens in the summer because the winds change and blow clean air up from the South China Sea. In the winter the winds blow from the north bringing with them all the pollution. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather by taking a hike up one of the mountains on Lantau Island. Reminder: it's rare to see this many vibrant colors!!!
This is on top of the mountain. The boys did great hiking up. Jack is an amazing hiker who never once utters a word of complaint. Jonah did well going up, but he lost steam going down the steep decline. This is a view of Victoria Harbour and Central. If you look closely, you can see the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier.

This is Discovery Bay right behind us, and Central HK in the background. Tsim Sha Tsui is on the left and the little island on the right is Peng Chau (where Jon and Jack go every Sat. morning to play basketball).
At the top.
We saw this little buddy on the way down the mountain. Jon ran and got the golf cart and thought it would be funny to put a dead snake in the back to scare us. We were scared. Until we saw this bad boy, who was alive, then we were really scared. We think it's a cobra, but we're not sure. If anyone is good at snake identification, please let us know what it is.


Raegan said...

Those are beautiful pictures. What a gorgeous day that was!