The Family Walking Trail leads you over the Lamma hills all the way down to Sok Kwu Wan, where you can catch a ferry back (every 1 ½ hour) to Hong Kong. The fares are cheap, around HK$18 which is US$3. And if I’m not mistaken it is possible to pay with the Octopus MRT card as well.
The walking trail is 6 kms long. Take your time. Sit down and enjoy the magnificent views up there (pardon the ugly power station though) and try to spot neighboring islands Cheung Chau and Lantau Island. We started around 10am and ended the walk 3 ½ hours later, in Sok Kwu Wan.
We prepared ourselves for this and had a power breakfast that morning. The calories all burnt up, we reached the end just in time for lunch. There’s a couple of restaurants lining the Sok Kwu Wan bay. Rainbow Seafood Restaurant is one of them. Fresh fish and seafood in plastic tubs and water tanks line the pavement in front. Looks just perfect.
We point out some clams, a handful of prawns and a small grouper to the waiter. He collects them all, asks us how we want it to be cooked and sends the loot to the kitchen to be prepared. We sit down at a table near the water and enjoy a well-deserved fresh beer.
We stroll down First Street to the blue pier (there’s a clean toilet complex right opposite – you will prefer this one) and doze off in the afternoon sun while waiting for the next ferry.
Rainbow Seafood Restaurant
23-24 Sok Swu Wan First Street