Sunday in the Park With Dogs

Sunday afternoon, 25 degrees and not a cloud in the sky, just the usual grey haze from the pollution.  This is the season that has the weather that I wait for all year.  If some days are diamonds, this was definitely one.  And while I’ve sometimes thought about moving away from Sai Kung, this is one of those days that makes me think, “Why would I ever want to go anywhere else?”   Yes, another Sunday down to the waterfront with dogs and camera.  It was a picture postcard kind of day.

Today, these dogs were attracting the most attention.  Notice that not only has their fur been dyed, their toenails have been painted.

I especially love watching kids reacting to the dogs.  Many parents in Hong Kong teach their kids to fear animals while others encourage new encounters.

But it seems not everyone’s happy to be there.

Most people were content to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Over by the pier, people are busy shopping for their Sunday dinner.  As you can see, you can buy some fish directly from the fishermen.  I have heard tales about fishermen who’ve had a bad day at sea and the fish they’re selling are simply ones they bought earlier at the local market.  At any rate, in Sai Kung you can bring your fish home to cook or to many of the local restaurants that will happily cook it for you.

As you might expect, there was no shortage of beautiful women (probably beautiful men as well, though I wouldn’t notice).

I consider myself very fortunate to live here.

Originally published on Hongkie Town.


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