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Eco- and Geotour of Plover Cove Country Park.

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Bride's Pool

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This is a combination of walking and boat tour: a walk from Bride's Pool to Sam A Tsuen, from there a speed boat back to Wu Kai Sha pier (near Ma On Shan MTR station)

The ecology and geology of Plover Cove Country Park is really rich. It is mostly untouched by development, the only development in the area is in the form of small villages, most of which have been abandoned for decades. The hilly, wet terrain is great for trees to grow, and the lack of grave sites means the area is not suffering from hill fires much.

This tour starts with a visit to the wonderful waterfalls at Bride's Pool and at the Mirror Pool. Getting to these waterfalls is a bit of a challenge: the route passes through a riverbed, requiring a little scrambling up big rocks. No need to get wet, though, unless you want to of course.

Next we walk through the nearby village of Wu Kau Tang, passing by the tiny hamlet of Kau Tam Tso, leaving civilisation behind. Soon after the concreted path ends, and we continue our walk over a well maintained dirt path, following the river up to the pass, then down the other side. Not far from here are the ruins of Ha Miu Tin, a long abandoned village. We'll visit the Mandarin Duck Pool, one of many potholes in the river, looking a bit like a duck.

Continuing along the river we soon reach the mangrove marches at Sam A Chung, an area rich with life. Mangroves form important ecosystems for many animals, such as fiddler crabs and mud skippers. We end our walk at Sam A Tsuen, a village abandoned except for the restaurant which offers great Hakka style food to hungry hikers.

After lunch we head out to the sea. The rocks along the sea shore are completely red here, a sedimentary rock that formed some 100 million years ago when Hong Kong had a mostly dry, arid climate. A speed boat will take us up to take us through the waters of Double Haven with its many islands. We pass by Hung Shek Mun, named so after the totally red rocks here, and round Wong Chuk Kok Tsui.

Around the corner the rocks are suddenly totally different: this are 400-million year old Devonian era rocks. Here is also the famous Devil's Fist, set against a dramatic background of red and white layered rocks, layers that are almost vertical.

Of course we don't miss the chance to make a short photo stop at the famous Devil's Fist.

Finally the boat takes us though Tolo Channel and Tolo Harbour to Wu Kai Sha pier, a short walk from Ma On Shan MTR station.

Fee includes speed boat transfer and experienced guide. Excluding lunch in Sam A Tsuen (normally $100-120/person) and bus to Bride's Pool ($10.6 per person).

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