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Hong Kong Typhoon - some photos of Park Island during a typhoon.

There was a strong typhoon that hit Hong Kong today. It was very windy on Park Island, and the typhoon weather in Hong Kong caused damage across the city.
On Park Island the damage was relatively minor. I captured some photos of Hong Kong during a typhoon below:

Some minor damage to a plant.

A tree was blown over at the Ma Wan beach on Park Island. The smell of a freshly collapsed tree is really nice by the way!
 A Ma Wan resident decides to go swimming during the typhoon. Probably not such a good idea...

Various potted plant were blown over.

Heavy rain gets blown across the Park Island estate. The palm trees seem to survive the gale fore winds though :)

Waves crash up against the Park Island surf club-house. Not a single lifeguard in sight by the way, despite one brave (stupid?) soul swimming.

Some parts of the beach on Ma Wan were washed away. If you look closely, you can see what an important part the plants on the beach play in helping to retain sand. In the second photo you can see…

A day at the beach on Ma Wan

The main beach in Ma Wan is wonderful this time of year. Park Island residents probably like it best keep a "secret", but anyhow here are a few details for anyone who want to come visit.
Take the number 2 ferry from central over to Ma Wan. Trip is around 20 minutes.
Once off the ferry, walk along the boulevard, and you will find a path the veers off to the left. This will take you down to the beach. If you want to stock up on drinks or snacks you can stop by the Park and Shop or the 7-11 first.
There are also other less known beaches on Ma Wan, but to find those you will need to a bit of exploring.
Below are some photos. Nice huh? And all at the very doorstep of Park Island residents. I personally start each morning with a 20 minute swim in the ocean. A great and healthy way to start the day!
Get off the ferry terminal and walk past the palm trees.

Along the beach Boulevard...

Stop and smell the flowers...

Follow this path down to the right...

And you will come out to the beach here…