Day 3 – Kayaking
The day started off cloudy, windy and cold – not the best for a day in the water. We even thought that it may start to rain. However, this quickly turned around as the sky brightened up and the sun came out. Most of us already knew how to kayak, which meant that we didn’t need to waste time learning skills and could hit the water straight away.
We stopped at multiple checkpoints along the 6km route to rest and relax underneath the warm sun. At this point of the day, the sea was relatively calm and the wind was breezy, which made the trip pretty enjoyable. We eventually made our way to the Yim Tin Tsai Pier, where we enjoyed a delicious lunch of traditional Hong Kong-style fried rice and other delicacies. After lunch, we explored various heritage sites in the area, including the broken-down Saint Joseph’s Chapel.
Our return trip was much easier as the wind was blowing us downstream towards our intended destination. We stopped on a beach on the way back, with some of us taking a quick dip into the calm waters while others preferred to stay back and skip rocks instead.
Although everyone was tired on the final leg of the long trip, we could all agree that the sensation of the splashes of salt water against our sun-kissed skin and the sound of our paddles gliding through the waves was an unparalleled experience.
Theo & Tara