Professor Bernie Owen leads a geological and geomorphological excursion to the beautiful northeastern coast and islands of Hong Kong. This is our most popular field trip and an early reply is recommended.
The boat travels along the Tolo Channel, a flooded river valley that follows a major northeasterly fault line. First stop is Lai Chi Chong to examine Jurassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks along the shoreline. Then the boat trip goes to Chek Chau (Port Island, with an optional stop) to view the dipping sedimentary rocks that originally formed in a desert setting, and then the near vertical delta sediments at Bluff Head – the oldest rocks (at around 360 million years), in Hong Kong.
The boat then makes a circuit around Double Island to view "supratidal platforms " and the Yan Chau Tong Marine Park. Arriving at Double Haven we see the “sombrero islands", before stopping at Ap Chau, a sedimentary island made up of large angular blocks of rock – and most importantly of all, Hong Kong's giant spectacular natural arch which we shall walk through. The excursion then visits Kat O to view its steep rugged coastline and sea caves. We then visit Governor's Beach on Double Island, a stunning cove reserved for the Governor's Yacht until the 1970s, before returning to shore.
You have the option of joining the trip at City Hall, Central and catching our bus to Ma Liu Shui or joining the trip at Ma Liu Shui ferry pier a short taxi ride from University Station.
Meet at City Hall, Central 9.30 am
Meet at Ma Liu Shui, Ferry Pier 10.00 am
Arrive at City Hall, Central: 6.00 pm
Numbers are limited to 50 places. The trip is open to members and initially one guest only.
Cost: HK$300 for Members and $350 for Members' guests, including full buffet lunch. There are beer and soft drinks available for purchase on board. Bus fare is HK$50 per person.
Please pay by cheque made payable to Royal Geographical Society HK
Please bring: Water bottle, walking shoes and appropriate clothing for being outdoors.
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