The Chronicles of Stevie – Sad News

It is with sadness we report that Stevie lost her battle with feline immunodeficiency virus and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge earlier this morning, 2nd October. She had just celebrated her third birthday in August. As mentioned in her Chronicles, Stevie had been diagnosed as FIV+. The Vet did explain that she had no wayContinue reading “The Chronicles of Stevie – Sad News”

San Tsuen to the Wishing Tree – Revisited

It has been a long hot summer in Hong Kong, with weeks on end of Hot Weather warnings. Several hikers, some young and fit, and others who were elderly, but experienced walkers, who thought they could handle the conditions had to be rescued. Sadly, several of them did not survive. Then the weeks of hotContinue reading “San Tsuen to the Wishing Tree – Revisited”

Photo Grabs with the GoPro Hero 9 Black

https://anchor.fm/js-sloan/embed/episodes/Photo-Grabs-with-the-GoPro-Hero-9-Black-e17mmgf Since the beginning of 2021 I have been using my GoPro Hero 9 Black, as my primary go-to camera for my hiking photography and the occasional video. It’s an incredibly robust piece of equipment that can withstand being dropped in the dirt, accidentally kicked across the floor, and capable of being submerged to aContinue reading “Photo Grabs with the GoPro Hero 9 Black”

Places of Interest: The Green Hub in Tai Po

The Green Hub was mentioned in a previous post which highlighted the Tai Po Contour Sitting-out Area. During this short hike we visited the Green Hub as it was on the direct route on the way back down to Tai Po. However, we found that it was so interesting it was worth a post ofContinue reading “Places of Interest: The Green Hub in Tai Po”

Parks, Playgrounds and Sitting Out Areas in Tai Po – The Tai Po Contour Sitting-out Area and the Green Hub

https://anchor.fm/js-sloan/embed/episodes/Parks–Playgrounds-and-Sitting-Out-Areas-in-Tai-Po–The-Tai-Po-Contour-Sitting-out-Area-and-the-Green-Hub-e173pst At last! stewartgoeswalkies actually goes walkies! It has been a long hot summer with week after week of hot weather warnings, interspersed by torrential downpours. Sadly, the hot weather has resulted in several fatalities due to people ignoring the warnings. We chose to be more sensible and waited until the weather was more conducive.Continue reading “Parks, Playgrounds and Sitting Out Areas in Tai Po – The Tai Po Contour Sitting-out Area and the Green Hub”

The Bone Pot – Hiking in the Shatin Valley in the 80s

We moved to Shatin in 1985 and the first village we lived in, Tsok Pok Hang,  was at the foot of Shatin Pass.  Shatin Pass is an old traders route. The trading junks from Swatow and places further up the coast of Mainland China would offload their goods in what was then known as TideContinue reading “The Bone Pot – Hiking in the Shatin Valley in the 80s”

And now for something completely different – THE THING

THE THING is a short story I wrote back in the early 90s. Why is a short story being posted in a website dedicated to hiking? The simple explanation is that I conceived of the idea for the story while I was out walking with my son, James, one Sunday afternoon. It was our habitContinue reading “And now for something completely different – THE THING”

SPIDER WALKS – A contribution by Sasha Haldane

stewartgoeswalkies is so grateful to have received this contribution from Sasha Haldane. Sasha is a Hong Kong based photographer that concentrates on insects, spiders in particular. Her dedication to her chosen field and the subject she concentrates on will be made obvious in the following pages by the standard of her comments and photography.  “Hi!Continue reading “SPIDER WALKS – A contribution by Sasha Haldane”