What a way to spend the day – well at least much of the day.
What did we do? We spent hours EATING with my cousin at the Peak Lookoutrestaurant. Absolutely lip licking scrumptious. Just look at these snaps further down of the food which we consumed.
Before the feasting begins
Our lunch was supposed to be short one near Barney’s studio in-between his busy schedule – after which we two were to set off to visit the Peak … no matter what the weather … but as happened yesterday the best laid plans of Chris and Bini are often changed and this time Barney’s plans changed too! Thankfully Barney was able to join us at the Peak, he drove while we trammed, and then it was straight into the restaurant. Our normal light lunch turned out to be a gastronomic feast. We ate and we talked and we ate and we chatted and we ate and then paused while we ordered desert and then we ate and chatted some more. We settled on chicken and mayo chicken meals but then the seafood platter was spotted and oh dear, lunch just grew! We peeled prawns, ripped apart lobsters, slipped out oysters, and scooped out clams … and that was all before our main meals!
seafood platter for three
Pitta pocket with prawns and mango
And hooray – the clouds have parted, the sun is shining and it is glorious so we took a sunlit walk around the Peak. Seeing Hong Kong and the massive buildings and towering apartment blocks from up here really shines a light on the vast development that has gone on. The shapes of some of the buildings are quite impressive seemingly like architects trying to design something crazier than that which stands nearby. On the ground Hong Kong seems just as crazy as I remember from my very early holidays to this place but up here from the Peak Hong Kong seems like field of enormous termite mounds that just continually grows upon itself with so much life going on within the mound. Our walk around the Peak was a necessity after so much eating and then it was the tram ride back down.
Tonight dinner has been skipped! We can’t squeeze anything in! All stomachs are filled – completely.
from the Peak
from the station
Love Hong Kong! Alas this trip is just about done!
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]