Another trip to an outlying island - with our dear friends, Justin & Joelle!
This fishing village-turned-tourist-trap is bigger than we thought it would be! Hoping to see the cave where Pirate Cheung Po Tsai stashed his goods (Did you know that the pirate played by Chow Yun-Fat, in The Pirates of The Caribbean, was based off this guy?) .... We didn't make it there, but we spent the entire day chowing on fresh seafood and wandering the eye-candy streets.
|dried sea creatures, girls?|
|even dried starfish (top left)|
We picked one of the seafood restaurants along the main street. The food was SWIMMING until we ordered it. We proceeded to order everything on the menu: Lobster, Crab, Clams, Mussels, Scallops, Dumplings....
|Enough food option to satisfy a 6 year old girl. They even walked next door to buy her requested 'milk' which was served in a tea cup. The toddler ate far less, but still was entertained and happy.|
After lunch, we rented a bike for ABear. (Oddly, they offered bikes with seats in the back to tote others... but warned us that we'd get ticketed if we pulled our children along in them. So we opted for safety and skipped that. In hindsight, it probably would have been totally fine. We saw MANY people biking their children along in those things.)
|lots of seafood to ogle at|
|choose your own pearl! You get what you get!|
|playground - the standard set of older Chinese women resting their feet while watching the youth|
Time to investigate a Temple....
|not a slide|
|offerings of fruit|
|protecting and guarding the temple|
After the temple and exploring -- we were ready for some street food!
POTATO/POTAHTO - We watched as a woman spiral cut it, cored it, skewered it and then deep fried it. We salted then ate this - sooo delicious! Like the best potato chips, ever.
|still smiling even without a nap today|
street-side-toys... come with a warning "washing your hands after playing" .... hmmmm
And back home to HK Island on a ferry.
|in the distance - a jetpowered boat that fairly floats above the water|
Cheung Chau is GREAT for families and kids.
We only touched the surface - so much more to go back and see!