I’ve arrived in Hong Kong in 1981, that’s 41 years ago. You’ve all heard the stories – only came for a couple of years, but somehow got stuck. I was working for a bank, but bailed out and became a photographer and a writer. There’s a marine and cruising guide from 1978 called Afloat in Hong Kong, but
nothing more recent. Boating and sailing have become increasingly popular in the
last decade or so, and a couple of years ago my wife, Suzy Rayment, suggested an update. This book (Cruising Hong Kong) is not just for sailors – yes, it contains all the relevant regulatory information - but it is also a book for all Hong Kongers past and present, showing off the beautiful place in which we live, and the wonderful coastlines which surround us.
Hong Kong is its own inspiration, from the craggy cliffs of Bluff
Island to the and the absolute solitude of the Soko Islands.
Favourite thing to do or see in Hong Kong
Sailing north to Mirs Bay, and spending a long weekend in the absolute serenity of Double Haven. Go now, before someone ruins it.
What is your favourite part of the Hong Kong coastline and why?
The seaward side of Basalt Island and the column stacks of the Ninepins are
spectacular, fantastic and world-class geological scenery. These are day-visit places – too exposed for an overnight mooring. For some weekday peace and quiet that’s close to home, you need go no further than Snake Bay in Rocky Harbour. Pure bliss.