It was wet and cold morning
when we arrived in Kai Tak cruise terminal
which was once world famous airport
with jumbo airplanes taking off through
high-rise apartment buildings until 1998.
It is now turned into the cruise terminal
as well as Ocean terminal in Tsim sha tsui.
Disembarkation was as smooth as usual
even though it is sad to leave the ship,
fellow passengers and friendly crew.
Group of young men are getting ready
to welcome us with Chinese Lion Dance
Our flight to return home
is not until 7pm so we took a ship's tour
that includes airport drop
after 5 hour tour of the city.
It is handy with few luggage loaded
to a bus directly from the ship.
It was still raining when we got up
to the Victoria Peak by tram.
It is supposed to be a magnificent view
of Hong Kong sky line and harbour
all we could see was just fog.
I have been to Hong Kong
for countless times but
it has been few decades
since I have been to the peak.
Thank goodness for the fine weather at that time
even though the view would be quite different now.
They took us to Aberdeen where
we enjoyed short ride of a boat.
Our captain of the boat
seems to be in her late 80's
but looks very experienced.
Wharf for the boat ride and also for the boat to
one of the most famous icon of Hong Kong,
Jumbo floating restaurant.
We also visited one of the oldest jewellery factory
and it's display hall in near Aberdeen.
There were all kind of jewellery with gemstones
as well as Chinese jade art and craft
but photography was not allowed
except for inside of the factory.
Behind the Stanley market
Our flight to home took more than 9 hours
and it was long enough to be a pain
especially after early morning wake up.
Having said that, we do not really
have any complaint whatsoever!
We still consider this particular cruise
the very best cruise trip we ever have experienced.
Thanks to wonderful crew who looked after us
and fabulous food and generous alcohol service on board
and lastly for those fellow passengers we became close friends!