Day 2 - 21/11/2017
Our expedition today started off today with a bus ride to the remote corner of Sai Kung East Country Park, the Sai Wan beach. Little do you know, 40% of this compacted city is covered with country parks and nature reserves while only 20% is developed. We hiked for under an hour to reach the stunning Sai Wan beach that we visited back in Year 10. We grabbed a surfboard each and entered the cozy ocean water without any hesitation. Fortunately, it was a bright, breezy day as we encountered a few aggressive waves. A few of us were capable of standing for just under 30 seconds while others persist in learning and trying. Then, we got out of the water under the chilly wind and cleaned ourselves behind the restaurant. We had some delicious local food while enjoying the coastal scenery of Hong Kong’s unfamiliar natural views. We concluded the day with a hike back to the bus as we were all exhausted afterward. Throughout the day, we stepped out of our comfort zone and demonstrated perseverance during surfing as none of us has tried it before. Overall, the day was entertaining and relaxing with this valuable experience after the stressful weeks in school.
Authors: Robbie Yeung, Sahil Daswani and Akash Shivnani