Hong Kong: Tour of Hong Kong Island – Victoria Peak and down via cog railway, Stanley Market, along the coast by Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay to Aberdeen Harbor and take both a day & a night cruise to see Hong Kong.
Weather: Blue sky/clouds, in the 70’s, at night the clouds come in more.
We get up at 6:30, shower, have breakfast and meet in the lobby at 9:00. We get on a bus to tour Hong Kong Island.
We head up a curvy little mountain road, driving on the left hand side to the top of the “Peak”, which is the highest mountain on the island.
We come down off the peak via a cog railway. Rick gets spooked thinking it is going to be an open gondola. I tell him he does ski lifts so he can do this. But it is nothing like that and he does fine.
On our way back we ride along Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay. We make a stop at Stanley Market. I like it and we do some shopping for Jenner and Mackenzie (T-shirts with their name written in Chinese and a little Chinese dress and a Chinese shirt). We continue on to Aberdeen Harbor and take a boat ride through the harbor. There are every kind of boat you can think of from working to very expensive yachts.
We are then back to the hotel and have lunch there. We end up running into John and Nancy who had met up with an old employee of John’s who is Chinese and happened to be in Hong Kong visiting with family. It really is a very small world!
We have until 4:45 when we meet up again and go on the Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise. We have drinks and enjoy the night lights of Hong Kong as they come on as it goes from dusk to dark.
We get back and at 7:30 we go to a very high end Chinese restaurant overlooking the harbor. We have a window table. They do a laser light show with music but we opt to just watch from our table. After dinner we go and walk in the city center and take some more pictures before we call it a day.
We make it to bed by 10:30.