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Sunday 29th April 2012 10:22:17 PM
Wetland Park[ 0 messages] 
General

Another len testing @HK Wetland Park

photos

Saturday 28th April 2012 10:20:33 PM
Avengers[ 0 messages] 
Entertainment

Wow, I love it!

Friday 27th April 2012 10:18:58 PM
XJ Friends[ 0 messages] 
General

Dinner gathering with XJ friends @喜喜

Saturday 21st April 2012 10:18:01 PM
Dry Box[ 0 messages] 
General

Finally, got my electric dry box for the cameras.  100L.

Friday 20th April 2012 10:44:08 PM
澳洲十一天 塔斯曼尼亞環島之旅 (六)[ 0 messages] 
Travel

2012.3.20 Tuesday (Day 6)

 

上回講到在 Launceston 的古舊旅店投宿一晚,

雖說是第二大城市,

Launceston 仍然跟大自然很接近,

近在咫尺的,有 Cataract Gorge,

 

在這裡碰到的人,

都像是晨運客,

遊客似乎沒幾人。

 

這裡的地標是一條吊橋,

橫跨峽谷,叫Alexander suspension bridge,

 

還有那種"腳吊吊"的吊車,

因為已經徒步走了一圈,

不想再走回頭路,所以沒有試坐。

 

在這裡遇到多樣性的生態物種:

蜥蜴、孔雀、甲蟲、花草、大樹、不名飛行物體、等等

 

下一站繼續親親大自然,

我們去了 Tamar Valley Wetlands 觀鳥。

 

正午時份,又正值潮漲,

當值工作人員對於我們能看到多種雀鳥不寄厚望,

只好抱著看景的心態走一轉。

 

一來一回需兩小時,

只有少量雀鳥,黑天鵝同水鴨最多。

 

臨走時,水退剛開始,

鳥兒開始聚集,

但是我們要走了。

 

離開前,在留言冊上寫上:

"We will be back!"

 

午餐吃了 meat pies,

 

還在超市買今晚煮飯仔的材料,

就離開 Launceston,

向 Sheffield 進發。

 

途經一間蜜糖專賣店,

Melita Honey Farm,

下車購物買手信,

滿載而歸。

 

Sheffield 是去 Cradle Mountain 必經的小鎮,

它的特色是全個鎮的外牆都是畫,

可稱得上是一座大型戶外藝廊。

 

另一特色就是一群"怒啤牛",

站在欄外拍照,

它們會一直望著我們,

然後慢慢一步步趨前,

像一群黑社會大佬,

但它們是…牛,所以好搞笑。

 

繼續開往今晚的住宿地,

位于 Mount Roland 山腳的 AAA Granary,

我們訂的是一間千餘呎的 studio,

樓下是車庫,

樓上是睡床、客飯廳、廚房、廁所、露台,

共冶一爐的大屋,

設備齊全,還有洗衣乾衣機,

絕對可以長住!

 

外面的景色也是一絕!

 

隔壁就是 game centre,

不得了,有 Wii, xbox 360, PS2,

桌球,健身器械,DVD/CD/VCD 任睇,

好!先來乒乓球對戰,

輸的今晚負責洗碗,

結果,哈哈,今晚有人要煮飯兼洗碗。

 

晚餐有燒雞及長通粉,不錯啊!

 

可惜的是今晚頭痛得很,

沒有好好享受這個好地方,

一早上床睡覺去,

明天要去期待的搖籃山 Cradle Mountain。

 

 

…待續。

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Friday 20th April 2012 10:16:35 PM
black rain[ 0 messages] 
General

11am in the morning looks exactly like 11pm at night.

Wednesday 18th April 2012 10:15:34 PM
blood test[ 0 messages] 
General

Once every 6 months.

Hope next time only happen in one year.

Tuesday 17th April 2012 10:13:56 PM
Made History[ 0 messages] 
General

Another award US$50

Tuesday 17th April 2012 04:31:30 PM
中環香滑咖哩屋[ 0 messages] 
General

果然又香又滑

Monday 16th April 2012 10:10:16 PM
Testing[ 0 messages] 
General

Went to 城門谷 & 米埔,

not much in sight due to bad weather.

Just a few shots with the new lens.

Sunday 15th April 2012 10:42:23 PM
澳洲十一天 塔斯曼尼亞環島之旅 (五)[ 0 messages] 
Travel

2012.03.19 Monday (Day5)

 

昨晚在 Bicheno 過夜,

這裡最出名的是觀賞企鵝,

聽說早上、黃昏都看得到,

它們分佈在沿岸的許多地方,

昨晚省錢沒有參加觀賞團,

今早早點起床去海邊走走,

碰碰運氣。

 

來到叫 Redbill Beach 的地方,

在我們住的酒店只是五分鐘的路程,

沒看到企鵝,連腳印也沒有,

沒所謂,看看日出聽聽浪聲也不錯。

 

接著我們開車往山上走,

停好車,還要徒步走二十分鐘上山頂,

來到 Whalers Lookout,

在山丘上的 lookout 可一覽 Bicheno 小鎮風光,

在冬季時或許有幸可以看到往北遷移的鯨魚。

 

之後返回酒店吃早餐,

今朝有玉米湯喝,

收拾行李後,離開酒店,

離開 Bicheno 再向北行,

經過 St Helens 鎮,到達 Binalong Bay,

又名火焰灣 (Bay of Fires),

海灣上的花崗岩披著一層紅色地衣,

是海藻類與真菌共生體,

只有在無污染的環境才可自然生長,

雖然今早在 Redbill Beach 也有,

但這裡的範圍更大。

 

巧遇上一對恩愛塘鵝,

 

一隻孤僻灰鷺,

 

一群幾時都肚餓的海鷗,

 

還有隱蔽的魔鬼魚,看見嗎?

 

接下來的旅程要遠離海岸往內陸走,

我們將會懷念美味的海鮮及生蠔。

 

咦?!

前面路邊有 Oyster 字樣路牌,

立即停車去看看,

原來不是餐廳,

是海邊的蠔場,有生蠔出售,

買了兩打,打開車尾箱,

就放在行李箱上開餐,

滿足極了。

 

下個目的地是位於 Pyengana 的 St Columba Falls,

是在塔斯曼尼亞島的東北方,

景點入口就在停車場旁邊,

 

進去後需走十多分鐘的路程,

穿過一段溫帶雨林,

森林裡涼爽清新,

高濃度負離子浴。

 

到了步道的盡頭,

看到從九十公尺高處落下的瀑布,

不過水量似乎不太夠,

沒有想像中的壯觀。

 

往回頭走,

還是喜歡這個綠意盎然的森林,

多拍兩張吧。

 

下午要開兩個小時的車程,

去塔斯第二大城市 Launceston,

途中遇到山火,燒到天都變色了。

 

沿途景色:

 

是晚住宿的酒店 Leisure Inn,

令人有回到中世紀的感覺,

木樑、木窗、鐵鎖、白粉牆,

非常有氣氛。

 

走出古老的酒店外,

就是繁榮的大城市,

又可以去逛大型超市補給,

晚餐也是在 Coles 買好,

回古堡享用。

 

…待續。

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Sunday 15th April 2012 10:08:43 PM
384[ 0 messages] 
General

Second blood for this year.

Thursday 12th April 2012 10:40:16 PM
澳洲十一天 塔斯曼尼亞環島之旅 (四)[ 0 messages] 
Travel

2012.3.18 Day 4

 

今天的車程比較長,

所以起床時間較早,

所謂早起的鳥有虫吃,

從酒店外望就見到美麗的日出。

 

早餐仍然是美味火腿+多士麵包,

吃過後,收拾行李,check-out,

離開這間住了兩晚的酒店,

離開 Hobart 前,

我們在街上遊了一陣子車河,

還到 Elizabeth Pier 海邊逛逛,算是到此一遊。

週日早上的街很清靜,

海面也一樣平靜,很舒服。

 

今天的目的地是位于東海岸的

Freycinet National Park,

車程大約三、四個小時,

預計中午後到達,

整個早上都會在路上,

所以先餵飽隻馬,

油站是自助式,

嘻,我的第一次入油。

 

途中找咖啡店上廁所時,

有人趁機偷食,

又吃了一個quiche,不錯。

 

東海岸的道路沿途景色怡人,

有很多停車觀光點,

都是藍天白雲天連海的景色,

加輛車,就是一張汽車廣告相。

 

車子開開又停停,

因為實在很美。

 

沿途還有很多 vineyard 酒莊,

時間許可的話,下次要停下來試酒。

 

中午時份,雙眼不再觀景了,

而是努力尋找食海鮮的店子,

找到了! Freycinet Marine Farm!

生蠔、青口、帶子,

唔~ 人間美食!

 

要不是我因咳嗽吃藥中,

影響胃口,我們應該可以幹掉更多的。

 

發現趣事一宗,

原來"八達通"可以腌還可以吃!

 

吃完午餐,終於開進了國家公園範圍,

先到 Park Office 買了 pass,

拿了地圖,

再開車到 Wineglass Bay carpark,

開始行山去看有名的酒杯灣。

 

我們走的是最短的山徑,

來回需時90分鐘,

為安全計,行山者起步前先要留紀錄,

 

上山路都是沙石路,樹蔭處處,

但對於缺乏運動的我,

流汗、氣喘得很。

 

終於到 lookout,

先來張 panarama。

 

半月形峽灣與白色沙灘,

這是必到的景點,

如果可以再近些就相當完美,

不過這條路線要走5小時,

遠觀…也不錯啊。

 

原本只打算行 wineglass bay 的步道,

原來附近還有另外一些短線步道,

既然距離日落還有點時間,

結果我們多去了三處:

 

Tourville Cape

 

Sleepy Bay,發現野生海豚在戲水,

謀殺菲林!

 

Honeymoon Bay,發現野生小袋鼠!

 

今天沒有人喊肚餓,

一心以為終於可拍日落,

怎知太陽遲遲不肯落,

見時間不早,

我們還要開車往住宿地 Bicheno,

便離開 Freycinet National Park,

拜拜,希望有機會再來這個美麗的好地方。

 

來到 Bicheno,第一件事check in,

我們住 Wintersun Garden Motel。

 

跟著吃晚飯,

鎮上八時已經烏燈黑火,

找到這間叫 Pork's Place 還營業,

叫了 pizza 及 seafood basket,

好味又不算太昂貴。

 

吃飽又一天。

 

 

…待續。

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Tuesday 10th April 2012 10:38:50 PM
澳洲十一天 塔斯曼尼亞環島之旅 (三)[ 0 messages] 
Travel

2012.3.17 Day 3

 

早上醒來,

空氣有點涼涼的,

吃過昨晚在Woolworths買的麵包+火腿,

便開車出發。

 

在塔斯曼尼亞的第一站,

是距離 Hobart 不遠的 Richmond,

這裡有一條全澳洲最古老的石橋,

 

Richmond Bridge,建於1823年,

橫跨流經城鎮的 Coal River,

 

附近有很多鴨子及海鷗,

 

我們拿了早餐的麵包餵它們,超high!

 

早上的陽光,美麗的小鎮,

這個旅程的好開始。

 

離開 Richmond,

下一站是 Port Arthur,

重點觀光處是 Port Arthur Historic Site,

是十八世紀專門囚重犯的監獄遺址。

 

買好門票,

剛好趕上海港遊的船期,

上船後,船還未開,

又正值中午,先吃過簡單午餐,

mushroom & chicken quiche, 好味道!

 

 

醫完五臟,開船了!

 

遊船主要是到附近的死亡之島 Isle of Death,

 

那是死於監獄裡上千囚犯墓地所在的小島,

有門票的可以上岸參觀,

 

我才不要走上死亡島呢,猛鬼!

(實情是我們買的便宜門票是不可上岸的 ^.^)

 

藍天白雲下,吹吹海風,一樂也。

 

遊完船河,

開始參觀遺址,

 

地方很大,

慢慢走慢慢看的話,要花上大半天,

怪不得有兩天門票可選。

 

最後來到教堂,

剛好有人在這裡舉行婚禮,浪漫啊~

 

雖然還有多地方未參觀,

但時間所限,我們要趕赴另一約會,

約見塔斯獨有的動物 Tasmanian Devil。

見袋獾的地方是一個保育園

Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park,

 

進園後,是雀鳥的表演時間,

這裡的動物都是因為受傷或生病而被送來治療的。

 

還有 quolls,

 

kangaroos & wallabys,

 

當然唔少得主角 devils 啦,

 

魔鬼就是魔鬼,

長相及叫聲都不討好,

爭食場面還十分驚人,

還是布偶可愛些。

 

Port Arthur 的所在地是塔斯曼半島,

有無數大自然奇景而聞名,

回 Hobart 前,我們順道看了

Eaglehawk Neck、Tasman Arch、The Devils Kitchen、Blow Hole、等

 

黃昏時份,景色迷人,

 

但有人不停喊肚餓,

唯有放下相機去找吃的,

找到一間叫 Eaglehawk B&B 的,

吃了白眼、 fish & chips 、 scallops,

 

回到 Hobart,

再買了特價燒雞一隻做晚餐,

 

一天行程完滿結束。

 

 

待續…

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Sunday 08th April 2012 10:37:15 PM
澳洲十一天 塔斯曼尼亞環島之旅 (二)[ 0 messages] 
Travel

2012.3.16 Day 2

 

早上八時許到達Sydney,

距離轉機去Hobart的時間還有五個小時,

我們作了一個非常昂貴的決定,

就是坐火車去市區走一轉,

來回費用雖要過百澳元,

為的只是在麥記免費上網,哈哈!

 

由機場到悉尼市中心大約需時三十分鐘,

我們在Wynyard下車,

然後步行到Darling Harbour,

天氣很好,藍天白雲,很暖和,

在海旁兩岸邊走邊拍拍照,

累了就在商場內的麥記坐下來上網,

然後打道回機場,

下午二時許再起飛,

到達Hobart已是四時許,

拿了行李就到Avis租車公司,

拿已預約好的汽車車匙,

正式開展在塔斯曼尼亞的自駕遊。

 

因昨晚在機上沒睡好,

老人家(=我)不想太勞累,

今天都不想動,

就先到酒店拿房間,

Motel Mayfair on Cavell是在山腰上,

室內的傢私應該是六、七十年代的,

很懷舊,尚算寬敞清潔,

房內有多士爐及微波爐,很好,

我們會在這裡連住兩個晚上。

 

安放好行李,

是時候找吃的,

目標當然是生蠔!

車內的GPS帶我們遊了一陣子花園,

終於找到了Barilla Bay Restaurant,

 

生蠔固然美味,

窗外的黃昏景色也美極了,

飽餐一頓後,

回酒店途中先停Woolworths補給,

明天是玩樂的開始。

 

 

待續…


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Saturday 07th April 2012 11:35:23 PM
澳洲十一天 塔斯曼尼亞環島之旅 (一)[ 0 messages] 
Travel

2012.3.15 Day 1

 

因手肘受傷,

原本三月應留在家療傷,

始終又受不住魔鬼的誘惑,

二月尾三月頭開始策劃旅程,

上網看資料,買旅遊書,

訂機票、酒店、租車、定行程路線,

一星期內完成,

非常有效率。

 

出發!.....?

原本晚機飛Melbourne,

再轉機到Hobart,

出發前幾小時才接到通知,

飛機漏油要延遲十幾小時,

怎麼可能?

只好臨時轉飛Sydney,

15號晚入15號閘,

竟然是A380!大機!

不過原來機雖大但座位很窄,

長途機,不過癮。

是晚在飛機上,

看了幾套奧斯卡得獎新片,

醒醒睡睡看看之間,

又過了一晚。

 

待續…

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Saturday 07th April 2012 10:06:50 PM
34 x 7[ 0 messages] 
General

Our first visit to the 姻緣石。

Friday 06th April 2012 10:04:34 PM
5D Mark III[ 0 messages] 
General

First blood for this year.

Wednesday 04th April 2012 10:02:35 PM
清明節[ 0 messages] 
General

Family BBQ @Kowloon Reservoir

photos (password protected)

Monday 02nd April 2012 10:00:42 PM
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General

Somewhere near home.

Sunday 01st April 2012 10:57:16 PM
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Reading

Cancer Summary

Your family or residential / property situation has been a pressing concern for the past two years, but this month you will see a development regarding these matters near the full moon, April 6, that may give you closure, or may be a "step one" in a multi-step process You will have to attend to what comes up quickly, so be ready.
Indeed, in recent years, you may have had problems with a housing situation or mortgage, or it may have been that a parent or other family member may have needed your care and attention. If so, a decision will be required of you. This month's full moon may bring problems from a partner or an outspoken authority figure that will apply pressure to you to side with him or her. It's clear you don't want to fall in line, and will not appreciate the force this person is applying. Clearly you will have opinions of your own, and it appears that the full moon will force you to present you feelings forcefully.
With home and family matters swirling about, requiring dozens of discussions and several decisions, you will have a lot to juggle on your schedule. Business travel may be necessary this month and if so, schedule it for the third week of April or later, not before, because until then, several rogue planets will create obstacles and indecisions. By April's third week, those planets will have moved out of difficult positions.
One day that could be particularly frustrating - possibly a bit depressing - will be Sunday, April 15, due to an opposition of the Sun to Saturn. People or a situation at home will require attention, and your clients or boss will also be demanding much of you, too. This is a Sunday, but this aspect will have an area of influence of two days on either side, so try to keep your schedule clear near then. Money seems to stress you at that time, but family or real estate seems to be a topic, too. The day will be tense, because everyone will be vying for your attention. Important days all have a halo of several days - don't come up too close to April 15.
All of life, including your love life, will improve noticeably once you get to April 21, the new moon in Taurus. This new moon will open one of the sweetest portals of time of the year, and open a door for more socializing in the weeks ahead. You may travel a short distance, too, thanks to the position of Mars, and add many new friends and associates to your circle. In fact, the new people who will enter your life now will have a key role to play. New and present friends will bring you many fortunate opportunities. This is the most golden area of your chart, so take this advice seriously. Romance will be in the air too, and it appears this comes after a long drought, thanks to the kindness of a friend who will likely want to make an introduction or who gives a great party where you meet some very interesting people.
Along the way, throughout this month, perhaps the best news of all: a wish dear to you may come true, too, just when you were ready to give up.I saved the best for last, dear Cancer. Stay optimistic!
Dates to Note Cancer:
Most romantic evenings: April 3, 4, 7-8, 17, 21-22, and 26-27.
April 8: blind date that a friend sets up should work out well, thanks to Venus so friendly to Uranus.
The full moon in your home sector may bring a conclusion to talks about property, a renovation, repair job, or other domestic matter, April 6 plus or minus four days.
The new moon April 21 will be sensational for lighting your social life in the weeks to come. New friends and lots of events should dot your schedule! Lovely new moon for you!
From April 13 onward, your career progress and negotiations should go better now that Mars is finally moving direct. No more delays.
You may travel for business or pleasure this month, but for romance go over April 21-22. Stay away a few days, to a place near water - divine!
April 15 when the Sun and Saturn are opposed, will be nobody's favorite day.
Mercury goes direct April 4, no more delays!
You will find you and your partner (business or personal) will be on the same page, April 29, thanks to Pluto in good angle to the Sun. Money may come up - and prove to bring a profitable conclusion.

Capricorn Summary
The past five years have brought you a great deal of change, but you seem to be settling into your new and improved lifestyle now and adjusting to the massive shifts that the eclipses of 2009-2011 have wrought. One of the main areas of concern has been your career, and the full moon April 6 will bring a professional matter to closure within four days of this date. Pluto in Capricorn will likely make you and an authority figure somewhat edgy at this time, so one piece of news may not please you. Rather than be tempted to flare up and grab a hammer to pound a gnat, choose a gentle touch instead. The April 6 full moon is due to be an important moment for your career, so see what comes up.
Mars has been in your study and overseas travel sector since November 2011, and will remain there until early July - this is an unusually long trend. Lucky you, Mars will go direct on April 13, along with Mercury (out of phase since mid-March) on April 4. With these planets now growing stronger because they are no longer retrograde, you won't have the delays you've had to deal with in past weeks and months. Travel, for business or personal reasons, will have a great chance for success. If you are preparing to attend graduate school or college in the semester later this year, you'll be in luck - things will go easier from now on. Citizenship matters, like attaining a passport, visa, or green card, will also go better.
Those in the media industry will also find that completing complex stories will become easier, without so many glitches, and if you hope to break into publishing or broadcasting, the green light will appear in the second half of April.
Home and real estate matters should perk up just after Mars goes direct April 13. No matter how hard it has been for you to see progress, finally, plans will start to fall into place. Emerging opportunities in your career may also cause you to think about making a relocation - see what comes up. If low interest rates have had you thinking of refinancing your mortgage (without the need to take capital out), this would be a good month to have talks with your banker. Do so AFTER Mars goes direct, April 13. Don't act too fast, however, as you will need to avoid another troublesome day, April 15, when Saturn will oppose the Sun. Saturn is your ruler, and the Sun represents authority figures - on April 15 you will encounter a disconnect between you and a person in power, so lie low.
Romantically, your outlook is sensational, and you have the very best outlook of all twelve signs. The new moon of April 21 in Taurus will brighten your love sector, making this moment the most important of 2012 for single Capricorns to meet the person for you. In the weeks that follow from April 21 to the first part of May, your social interactions should be exciting. If meeting someone new is your wish, your angels are listening.
If you are attached, you will not be left out, for life will take on a new luster and glow. If you feel life with your partner has become a bit dull and predictable, all that can change now - plan a trip, have some fun. Your travel sectors, both for trips near and far, will be lit up brilliantly like pinball machines. You are considered the most professionally ambitious of all signs, but if you are to have a rich and satisfying private life too, you need to take time away from work to enjoy the love the universe wants you to experience. Do so in late April and early May, and you could see life-changing results.
Dates to Note for Capricorn:
Most romantic evenings: April 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 21-23 (five-star days), and 26-30. The end of the month will bring your very best days, from April 21 onward.
Mercury goes direct April 4, no more delays!
Mars will go direct too, April 13, and all international matters, including those involving a passport or green card, will go well. If a trip has been delayed, or a legal matter has languished, that too should speed up. Real estate matters will also go better by next month.
April 15 might be a difficult day, when your ruler, Saturn will oppose the Sun. This will be a meeting of fire and ice. Give April 15 a plus or minus one day of influence.
The best romantic new moon of the year occurs on April 21, bringing on two weeks of exceptional opportunity to find the one person for you.
A home matter may suddenly bring an ideal design option or fabulous family support April 8, thanks to Venus and Uranus, in Aries, in perfect sync.
If you have to buy, sell, rent, choose furniture, make repairs - go looking for estimates and options on April 22 and 23, for great answers will come up.
A career matter will bring news and a final answer April 6, plus or minus four days.
Set aside time to brainstorm on a creative idea over the weekend of April 21-22 and also April 28-29, thanks to amazing help from Neptune.
A home matter may get a big boost on April 23.
Travel would also be quite special over April 21-23, and in the days that follow, too!
April 27-29 will be great days for a meeting with a VIP! If you need to present a creative idea with the hopes of approval or funding, those are your days.

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