Scene: Inside a
helicopter, flying high over Victoria Harbour en route to Lamma Island on
a late Sunday afternoon, Oct 9:
The pilot is
asking his passengers the routine tourist question:
"So, where are you all from?"
from Hong Kong; in fact, we're all from Lamma!"
"So you're all hippies?"
All of us:
all-Lammaite party of 5 set off from atop the Peninsula Hotel's helipad on
the flight path I made up myself (see map on right).
flying over Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in Victoria harbour! They're on
an Asia tour, promoting wind energy in HK - while we're en route to
Lamma's very own windmill, our own horizontal windmill just above our
See the photo
galleries of our flight below, with my own and Gavin's photos:
(click to enlarge)
View from The China CLipper atop the Peninsula Hotel
Historic plane engine
Mandatory safety briefing - not for jittery nerves
Getting ready on the rooftop - no way back now!
Helipad, with safety fences lowered
Our ride is arriving
Instrument panel: any red, blinking warning lights?
Taking off, facing TST and Kowloon
Yippee, we're airborne!
Losing my sense of direction already. Where's this?
South Lamma, Sham Wan turtle beach?
South Lamma, planned luxury housing development in the flat area
Approaching Sok Kwu Wan
Old cement quarry opposite Sok Kwu Wan
Pak Kok Shan: entry & exit of 3rd Cable Tunnel, almost completed
Flying over The Peak
Same photo, zooming in on the Lamma ferry pier (top right)
Circling ifc Tower
Returning to home base
Safe landing accomplished
We landed up there?
Celebrating our HeliAdventure!
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