There is nothing like an easy hike to clear my head and get the chi flowing – it is a great start to the new year

new-beach

Local developers have cleaned up this beach in preparation for 40 new small houses … currently under construction.

hidden-beach

This hidden beach can only be seen from here.

razor-green

These are the sharpest leaves … and still the water buffalo manage to eat them.

clean-beach

On rare days, one might look at the color of the water and be convinced that we live in South East Asia.

mixed-fence

The farm girl in me is attracted to this mixed-material fence — tree branch, metal pipe, barbed wire and bamboo — and curious about who anyone would be trying to keep out (or in) this far from anywhere.

framed-beach-rocks

On a winter day, we enjoy blue sea and an almost blue sky … Hong Kong style.