The weather looked good, I was feeling fit, my trail shoes were ready... It was time for another jaunt along the Sai Kung coastal-trail.
When I left UST, it was already raining a little, so instead of taking the stairs to the beach and then running the (probably) overgrown path, I decided to head down a path that I'd ran up the first time I went exploring down there.
Careening down the hill. This trail would be quite nice if it wasn't so steep!
Flattening out as we head for the coastline.
Government Land. No occupation, dumping or excavation.... Running through seems fine!
Grrr... Waist to chest high grass again. Almost impossible to run through and now wet thanks to the light rain.
Red tags, painted branches and stakes indicate the correct path!
A less blurry panorama of the stream crossing, as promised. I didn't stop to find yabbies this time!
Through the village, along the coastline, towards the hill...
The Andriod app "My Tracks" doing quite a good job here. My Nexus One is inside an iSeal waterproof case. The case works great, and you still have full use of the screen when it's inside, calls are perfect to hear, but my voice gets a bit muffled.
Flowers beside the road on the gruelling climb back up to UST.
Overall quite a tough run and quite a slow time. I couldn't run at full speed down the hill due to the super rocky trail and steep decent, nor could I while moving through the tall grass and finally, the uphill battle was so steep to reduce me to walking in parts.
This route certainly is interesting, but I wouldn't say it's a particularly good running route. However, it's always nice to run (where possible) in new and beautiful places, so I don't want to complain too much!
See you on the trails,