Last weekend I set out to get some aerial shots of Ma Shi Chau Special Area (馬屎洲橫水渡) in Tai Po, Hong Kong but instead ended up taking pictures of the Watersky Fishing Club (水中天休閒釣魚會). The decision to head to Ma Shi Chau was quite random. I guess I really enjoy exploring new parts of Hong Kong.
Getting to Ma Shi Chau
To get to Ma Shi Chau, take the Green Minibus 20K or the KMB 74K from the Tai Po Market Station and get off at Sam Mun Tsai. Follow the signs to the Ma Shi Chau Special Area once you enter the village.
The initial part of the walk is relatively steep with steps, but it only lasts a short while. The first hill is a hauntingly beautiful cemetery all the way down, right till the tombolo (the thin strip of land that connects the two islands).
Unfortunately it started raining and I was unable to go past the tombolo and into the Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail. Luckily I had a 20 minute window in which to take pictures and video of the fishing club in the bay area to the north. These fishing clubs consist of structures setup in the middle of the bay that are accessible by boat. Once on the structure, I guess the only thing left to do is catch a fish and cook it.
I was more interested in how these structures looked from above than in fishing. Also, the tombolo looked really cool from the skies. Although the rain partially ruined my day, I am pretty sure I’ll be back to explore the Ma Shi Chau Nature Trail on a sunny day.
Pictures of Ma Shi Chau and the Watersky Fishing Club