Monday, 6 August 2012
Trekking at Bride's Pool Fall, Hong Kong- Day 21 & 22
Today we wake up early to go to the Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail. Went out there early around 6.30 a.m. as we need to rush back home to go for "Dim Sum" with my in-laws.
Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail where we can go for trekking but we needed someone experience to guide us as the last 2 sections of the hills or mountains are too dangerous some of hills were not in mint walking conditions.
We do not aware that there was a eclipse around 3.00 a.m. to 4.00 a.m. till we reached the reservoir and found that there were some locals with their cameras and other equipments and stools still at the reservoir but the majority of the locals and television stations camera set-up were gone. But due to the bad weather and this eclipse was not clear and can't get a good viewing.
Reached home around 9.30 a.m. and went out with our in-laws to a restaurant in Tai Po Market for our "Dim Sum". After finished our "Dim Sum" and went to do some marketing with my mother-in-law to get some vegetables for dinner.
By the time we reached home with nothing to do, we went to the Plover Clover Country Park. As it was weekday and there was no direct bus to the bride's Pool Fall so we stop at the Plover Clover Country Nature Reserve and walk up to the Bride's Pool Fall. Unfortunately, my husband never do the research properly and it took us about two and half hours walk to reach the Bride's Pool Fall.
There were notice warning about potholes but there were no direction sign showing the bride's Pool Fall. So it took about half an hour to find this waterfall. Unfortunately, while my husband was looking for the main fall and I was at the another wooded park which was surrounded by hills. Till I found my husband and been told he had found the main water fall but he had slip from the rocks and into the shallow pool. Cracked above his eyebrows and twisted his arms.
Why this waterfall is named as Bride's Pool was legend has it that a bride was being carried in a sedan by 4 porters on her way to meet the groom in stormy weather. As they passed the pool one of the porters slipped and the bride fell into the pool and drowned. So the pool was named Bride's Pool in memory of the bride.
After his fall and I am no longer interested to lingered around here anymore. I will have to come another time with my trekking friends in the Pui Pui Trekking Group. As the Bride's Pool here are surrounded by hills and mountains. There is trek leading to Pat Sin Leng. These are 8 different hills to climb. Walking back about half an hour and lucky there was a taxi and we managed to get this taxi back to my in-law home and in time for dinner.
After dinner we went out to Mong Kok to meet Echo to go shopping for for my children and bought some stuffs for Rayshauun and Trixiebella. Except I couldn't get anything for my eldest daughter and that will have to shop on the next day.
It was our last day, and we will have dinner with my in-laws before we leave for the airport. As usual went for my morning walk at Plover Cove Reservoir and around 10.00 a.m went back home to go marketing with my mother-in-law.
My husband and mother-in-law, together we went to Tai Po Market unfortunately there was someone trying to commit suicide and from what the taxi driver told us that this was happened around 10.00 a.m. but it seem when we reached the Tai Po Market the road was blocked and been directed to go another way. Finally the police able to persuaded the person to stop from jumping off from the tall building.
Finished our marketing, we went to shopping at the Tai Po Shopping Mall and bought some dresses for my two girls and we were ready to go back home. Finally, we were packed and ready to catch our flight back home. Unfortunately, our luggages which we bought from Hong Kong had cracked on the way to the airport. By the time we reached England, those two luggages were totally unmovable and my poor husband had to hand carry them.
Place: Bride's Pool Waterfall
Scored for the Place: 5 stars
Photos: by Robert Suen and Catherine Tan
Dated: 21/5 and 22/5/2012