This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of being invited to a nice morning hike by my friend Erin (shoutout to those in our lives who are awesome at bringing groups of people together). At 10 AM, a group of seven girls met up at the MTR station in Quarry Bay to make our way through Tim Tam Reservoir and up to Jardine’s Lookout. It was the best way to start a weekend — feeling great and healthy and having fun with friends.
Tim Tam Reservoir was a pleasant surprise as there was so much greenery and trees around the area that it could be difficult to see any views of the distance, no matter how high up we got. But then — suddenly — there would be a breathtaking view out of nowhere. Green foliage, blue water, and gray skies made for an enchanting scene that was done justice in pictures.
The reservoir itself was pretty nice, as well.
After this, we walked the 2,000-ish steps up to Jardine’s Lookout. The path was almost COMPLETELY uphill, and while every corner tricked us into thinking we about made it to the top, we saw many more steps to go. However, the victory made it all worth it.
Overall, the hikes were so tiring that I almost didn’t make it to happy hour at the end of the day, which seems to be looked at as a crime in Hong Kong. But I was able to make it and feel great about having an active and productive morning. I would recommend this hike to anyone looking to do the same.