Coastal village exploration

 

We are going to do a seakayak tour of discovery around the coastline from Kei Ling Ha to Ma On Shan. As you can see from the photo (from last weekend) the scenery is quite spectacular. There are a series of coastal villages between Kei Ling Ha and the main beach at Wu Kai Sha which have always intrigued me. Such rural culture so close to high rise Ma On Shan.

So our paddle will be an easy one around the coastal promontories of the Tolo Channel from village to village taking a few moments to explore each on foot. Bring your camera as these places are disappearing fast.

I am told there are some beach cafes along the way, but as this is another new trip, I cannot be sure....so bring a cut lunch and drink just in case.

This trip is suitable for the first timer looking to do some paddling or like me, someone wanting to see some of the remote coastal village communities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, it was a good paddle. Just got the official distance that we did today and it was...17.43 km. (Thank you Google earth). check the pictures for an accurate route map. will upload the good pictures once my memory card reader decides to start working.

    1 · January 13, 2013

  • Douglas K.

    Beautiful day, good people, well lead. Perfect.

    January 13, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    Anyone wants to meet up first at the MTR @9AM and cab there together? (Wu Kai Sha should be the closest)

    January 9, 2013

    • Lorraine W.

      Cool I'll email you my contact #

      January 12, 2013

  • Doney Z.

    Is that USD150 or HKD150?

    January 10, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Why do you ask? I thought we lived in Hong Kong!

      January 10, 2013

  • Karolina G.

    Heads up for people on the waiting list. I'm still recovering from the worst flu ever (or some other airplane plague) - going on three weeks now - so there's a chance I might not be up for going this Sunday. I'll update my RSVP by Friday if I decide I'm still not well enough so watch for a possible opening.

    January 9, 2013

  • Sugeet M.

    Sorry Dave... got some other plans already... next weekend perhaps...

    January 9, 2013

    • Dave W.

      Think you and Justin that weekend.

      January 9, 2013

  • Imran

    how long will be this trip, as the last one on Sunday, was about 18-19Km !!

    January 9, 2013

    • Dave W.

      around 12k's I would think. Maybe a little less or more depending on how interesting teh village stops are.

      January 9, 2013

    • Dave W.

      18k isn't a long trip by the way. Our big days are sometimes around 28k's

      January 9, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Hi people, the forecast is for cool weather for Sunday (exactly the same as last weekend which was perfect for paddling and camping).
    So to answer the clothing question I have copied my advice from our seakayaking community on google+. If you are not member, join as it will gradually become full of tips and tricks for seakayaking. Search on Google+ for Seakayakers and Friends community.

    January 9, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Clothing to wear when sea kayaking in winter.

    There are 2 main rules.

    Rule 1. Layers, layers, layers
    Rule 2. Don't wear COTTON!

    Rule 1 explained. Layers Layers Layers
    Layers are easily added and removed while in your kayak, and can be mixed and matched for the different paddling seasons.
    When I paddle in cool weather I wear a base layer than prevents chafing, wicks moisture away from the body and does not gain body odour (too quickly).
    Layer 1 - the base layer
    The easiest and least expensive base layer to get is a nylon rash vest used by surfers and runners.
    The best is a long sleeved shirt made from bamboo material as it is warm as well.

    January 9, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Layer 2 - the insulation layer
    This to me is usually a thin to mid thick long sleeved fleece.
    Layer 3 - the waterproof, wind proof layer
    A lightweight shell for cool days for wind and spray protection. A waterproof jacket for rainy cold days.
    When paddling on colder days if there is a wind, you will get sprayed with water. Unless you have a waterproof layer you will feel a lot colder due to the effect of wind chill. For sitting in a kayak I have a pair of nylon shorts.
    A pair of nylon long pants on top of those will be easily enough for a cool day paddle.

    January 9, 2013

  • Douglas K.

    great idea

    January 9, 2013

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