PENG CHAU ISLAND

In Hong Kong we are staying on Peng Chau Island. It is a 30 minute ferry ride from downtown. Peng Chau is an old fishing village that has these days morphed into a community of about 3000 people. There are no cars on Peng Chau everyone walks and rides bikes. It's lovely. 

Here is a panorama towards Hong Kong. 

Panorama from one of the Peng Chau hikes.  

Panorama from one of the Peng Chau hikes.  

This is from the waterfront walk - the ferry pier is in the background.  The island also has a grocery, a fish market, a library, a community center and a school.

This is from the waterfront walk - the ferry pier is in the background.  The island also has a grocery, a fish market, a library, a community center and a school.

These guys are demonstrating a very traditional fishing method: the fellow in the front has a bucket and he is banging on it with two sticks - if you look closely you can see him drumming. The noise scares the fish and makes them swim away - directly into the net! 

These guys are demonstrating a very traditional fishing method: the fellow in the front has a bucket and he is banging on it with two sticks - if you look closely you can see him drumming. The noise scares the fish and makes them swim away - directly into the net! 

This is a bit further up - we did a little hike towards a beach. 

This is a bit further up - we did a little hike towards a beach. 

Market stalls. 

Market stalls. 

The 'main street' has great little stores. 

The 'main street' has great little stores. 

And here is the lovely beach. In the background you can see the big huge towers of Hong Kong and Kowloon. 

And here is the lovely beach. In the background you can see the big huge towers of Hong Kong and Kowloon. 

Seashells, glass bits, sticks and sand castles.  

Seashells, glass bits, sticks and sand castles.