Let’s go fly a kite

Or camp, or pretend we’re back in Cornwall, burn our faces in the sunshine, eat the finest seafood.  Drink beer, bump into the odd cow or two. Visit the 400 year old temple, find the pirate tunnel.

Tap Mun, or Grass Island. Saturday 15th December 2018. Hard to believe we weren’t on the Cornish coastal path in the height of summer. (Apart from the temples and Hakka women in traditional dress, squatting at their chores).

In a quieter moment or two, I wondered if, before she hit hard times after her husband died, my Mother might have had a day on this island in the New Territories.  Tap Mun or Tap Muen.  A hop skip and a jump, bus and ferry ride from Sai Kung.  Would have taken her a lot longer to make her way here, back in 1945, but maybe she did.  Maybe she too felt the wonder and joy I experienced today on Grass Island.  I really hope so.

Published by backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong And previously.... Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

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  1. I really hope so too Laura. And so glad you’re now sharing some wonderful experiences with Mr P. Hugs XX

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