In Hong Kong, there are loads of islands and remote beaches where you can go camping, and a few weeks ago, I went with some friends to explore one island in particular- Grass Island. Our initial plan was to rent kayaks to get out there, but when we realized a kayak tournament meant they were all rented, we caught a ferry out to Tap Mun (Grass Island) from Sai Kung.
Our camping crew for the weekend
The docks at Tap Mun
Riding on the ferry boat and arrival at the campsite
There are a couple little seafood restaurants
right near the water on Tap Mun
It was really refreshing to escape the city for a day and spend some quality time with my favorite people. We didn't do anything in particular, but just hung around the campsite playing cards, reading Harry Potter out loud to each other, jamming on the ukulele, walking some of the island trails and checking out the rock beach below.
Joep dominating everyone at cards
View of the fishing boats around Tap Mun-
I've gotten so used to harbours like these,
I need to appreciate them more!
Tap Mun is a great island for camping, as long as you are cool with cows wandering into your campsite at all hours. Seriously, these things were assertive. Hide your food and slap them on the ass to get rid of them, is what we learned. You could almost always tell when cows were coming your way because you would hear shrieking from nearby campsites. Ha!
View from our campsite-
Can you imagine pirates here in the 1840s?
The people next to us had the coolest tent