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”