February 2019

Tuesday 5th February

Our arrival at Manchester at 8:20 this morning followed 18 hours of flying from Hong Kong via Singapore. The Hong Kong section was easy by flying over the South China Sea. The section from Singapore was more complicated. We took a short cut across the Indian Ocean to Southeast India and then over the Arabian …

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Monday 4th February

We used the Star Ferry from Kowloon to Central Hong Kong Island in order to visit Exchange Square. This is the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that has a public viewing platform overlooking the harbour. We walked along Connaught Road to another building new to us. The International Finance Centre has three floors of shopping and …

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Sunday 3rd February

This morning the sunrise penetrated the bedroom curtains and the harbour came alive. One member of the party heard the dawn chorus – not of birds, but of engines of ferries starting up. After breakfast we moved to the Star Ferry and Ocean Terminals at the western end of Salisbury Road. We were in time …

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Saturday 2nd February

At 7:00 a.m. this morning we were being gently pushed alongside the terminal in Hong Kong. This is on the site of the former Kai Tak Airport. It was here in 1996 that the Lisle family arrived for the first time. The approach to the runway was literally across the roof tops and one was …

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Friday 1st February

Today was a day at sea as we crossed the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea on our two day journey to Hong Kong. We have travelled so far that as you will see we have left the map and are on the carpet!! We have experienced overcast skies, rain and Force 6 …

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