Event Detail

5
Dec
2009

North East New Territories Field Trip

Dr R Shaw & Dr B Owen
Saturday, 5 Dec 2009
Boat Field Trip
An excursion to the beautiful and inaccessible northeastern coast and islands of Hong Kong, to examine Jurassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Plus Hong Kong’s giant spectacular natural arch which we shall walk through.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Bernie Owen and Dr Raynor Shaw to lead another boat geological and geomorphological excursion to the beautiful and inaccessible northeastern coast and islands of Hong Kong. This is our most popular field trip and an early reply is recommended.

The boat is to travel along the Tolo Channel, a flooded river valley that follows a major northeasterly fault line. We are first stopping at Lai Chi Chong on the way to examine Jurassic sedimentary and volcanic rocks along the shoreline. Then the boat trip goes to Chek Chau (Port Island, including a 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 are going to see “sombrero islands", before stopping at Ap Chau, a sedimentary island made up of large angular blocks of rock. The excursion then swings around Kat O to view its steep rugged coastline and sea caves – and most importantly of all, Hong Kong’s giant spectacular natural arch which we shall walk through. We then stop at Governor’s Beach (where we stop for relaxation) on Double Island, before returning to our bus.

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Timings: Meet at City Hall, Central 9.30 am

Arrive at City Hall, Central: 6.00 pm

Please bring: Water bottle, walking shoes and appropriate clothing for being outdoors.

Cost: HK$300 for Members and $350 for Members’ guests, including land and sea transport on a cruiser and a buffet lunch with drinks. Members may bring guests on this trip, subject to availability.

I understand that I am joining the above mentioned trip entirely at my own risk and that the Royal Geographical Society – Hong Kong, having arranged the trip as an agent for its members, cannot be held responsible for any accidents or claims that may arise no matter how they occur.

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