It wasn't a remotely ideal day for a hike on the 8th of November-- it was the kind of day you'd wish to be on a couch, in a heated apartment and watching TV rather than wandering the desolate hills outside. Unfortunately, a few chose not to come because they believed the hike had been postponed.
We gathered initially at Sai Kung and then took a mini bus to the Sai Wan Pavilion. From there, we hiked approximately 2 hours to Ham Tin Wan, additionally crossing Sai Wan Beach before arriving. Lunch was said by many to be excellent. Despite the weather conditions, it was still rather beautiful and some scouts went out venturing in their spare time -- though it was misty, the waves were large and they tumbled across the beach in great torrents-- we resumed hiking after that. By then, predictably all were wet, whether promptly covered or not. 2 hours later the destination point came into sight. This was in Pak Tam Au.
Wildly exulberant grins and waving fists already tell you more than you need to know -- perhaps the happiness depicted in the photo above was of utter relief.