...... and the rest of the day was sunny and hot. This worked out well, as I was meeting up with a friend who happened to be working in HK this week also. We took the ferry to Lamma Island - the harbour is shown in this shot.
Lamma is quite different from archetypal Hong Kong .... there are no high-rise buildings and there are no vehicles. There are coastal villages but the centre is mostly countryside ..... except for the power station! Electricity has to be generated somewhere, after all.
As we waited for the ferry to return to the metropolis the sun sank rapidly into the South China Sea. It created some really attractive colours and atmosphere .... though these are hard to capture with the lens. Dusk is very brief at these latitudes ..... the lingering evenings which we enjoy in northern Europe, especially in the summer, are quite unbelievable to folk from these parts when they first experience them. This was brought home to me when my other half first came to UK in June 2006 - I was posted to work in Northern Ireland, it was mid June, so it was still daylight at 11pm. When you've lived and worked only in tropical zones, this comes as quite a shock.