|Cheap tat sold at the sky terrace.|
As for fashion outlet....dreadful. In fact, we left our guide and headed for the nearest bar. Our guide found us 40 minutes later! The Jewellery factory was okay but hard selling after the demonstration was most off- putting. Ian did buy me a small Chinese zodiac necklace. My sign is the snake which means intelligent and flexible. Somehow I think they may have got that wrong! As for the longest escalator, he only took us half way. Stretching for over 800-metres and rising 135-metres through the streets of a steep hillside linking some of the districts of Hong Kong Island, the series of 20 escalators and 3 inclined moving walkways has 14 entrances and exits and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Would have been worth it if we could have gone right to the top but no, it was half way to go see that fashion outlet!
The ship was waiting for us on the Kowloon side of the harbour, Bauhinia, and we all only just boarded on time. No sooner had the last foot stepped off the gangway then it was hastily raised, ropes cast off and away we sailed. We literally had minutes to get to the top deck to view the lights. But if we had known how awful it was to be we should have stayed below. Apart from some of the lights on the buildings changing colour, shining a few green laser beams into the sky was not what I class as a light show!
|This is what we saw and this......|
|is what we should have seen!!! photo from discoverhongkong.com|
|The old clock tower|
Took some more night harbour photos. At least the building lights gave a decent show.
And an Egret at the fishing village.