Although stormy weather delayed our departure from Toronto on Feb 14th, our flight on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong was a comfortable one. We landed at approx 8 am local time after crossing the international dateline. Following a tip from an Old China Hand, we took the A35 bus across Lantau Island to Mui Wo - aka Silvermine bay. It was a short, pleasant walk from the ferry terminal to the Silvermine Beach Hotel (pictured here) where we checked in.
Walked around Lantau island - through small villages including Pak Ngan Heung. I'm surprised by the rural nature of the place and the lush vegetation. We meet a water buffalo along the path and it casually climbs a flight of stairs and saunters on.