SEA KAYAK HONG KONG

OCEAN LITERACY INTERNATIONAL

Ocean Litereacy International (Hong Kong)

Search for the white dolphin, Tai O & the Fan Lau Peninsula

Chinese White Dolphin

Search for the white dolphin, Tai O & the Fan Lau Peninsula

Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020.   Hosted By: Dave.  Meeting Place: 10:00 AM, Tung Chung Carpark.

What to expect

This is an environmentally and historically unique sea kayak trip.
As the winds have swung to the north, the southern areas of Hong Kong have calmer sea conditions, so this is a great opportunity to explore the many unique features of western Lantau island….and see if we can spot the critically endangered Chinese White Dolphin (Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphin with Chinese characteristics!).
We depart Tung Chung at 10:00 am. The kayaks have to be transported from Sai Kung so we will be leaving there very early!

Our journey for the day is around 24 km but we will travel down the coast with the outgoing tide and then return with the incoming tide, so it will feel like 15kms.
Along the way, we will pass under the new (white elephant) Macau Bridge and into Tai O, heading towards our historical destination for lunch in the Ming Dynasty Fort on the Fan Lau Peninsula.

We will then return back to Tai O where we will leave the kayaks for the evening.
This is a fantastic journey taking in great villages, coastal scenery, islands, waterfalls and ancient Chinese historical monuments – and if we are very lucky, we may spot the elusive and critically endangered Chinese White Dolphin.

As always, normal club rules apply.
Sea Kayak Rental – if needed, $300.

What to bring.
Clothes to kayak in – wet shoes or trainers are a requirement.
Bring a light windproof shell to wear in the afternoon as it is getting cool.
A water bottle and a picnic lunch.
A winning attitude, a smile and a sense of adventure.

Location.
Beautiful Lantau Island.

Cleanup the Jin Island sea arch by sea kayak

Jin Island Sea Arch

Cleanup the Jin Island sea arch by sea kayak

What to expect

A beautiful part of Hong Kong. 18 klms return, so this is a journey for people wishing to add to their endurance capabilities.
We depart Sai Kung and follow the western shore of Kau Sai Chau to keep out of the wind and make our journey easier. We will either have lunch at waterfall beach or in the Jing Island arch, depending on how much progress we have made.
Once in the arch, we will attempt to recover as much rubbish as possible from the rocks and shore.
Our return journey will be a different route along the western side of Sharp island, passed the tombolo and back to Sai Kung

As always, normal club rules apply.
Sea Kayak Rental – if needed, $300.

What to bring.
Bring a pair of gloves, clothes to kayak in – wet shoes or trainers are a requirement.
Bring a light windproof shell to wear in the afternoon as it is getting cool.
A water bottle and a picnic lunch.
A winning attitude, a smile and a sense of adventure.

Location.
Beautiful Shelter Bay, UNESCO Global Geopark.
Sai Kung.