Continuing our tradition of beginning each year with an outdoor event to marvel at the beauty of Mother Nature, we begin with a boat trip to Plover Cove and the surrounding areas. We leave from Ma Liu Shui Pier and ride towards Harbour Island and make a stop on the east dam of Plover Cove for a panoramic view of the Plover Cove reservoir. At the second stop at Lai Chi Chong, fabulous art works are displayed in the natural rock formations. A simple seafood lunch will be arranged on Tap Mun after which we will take a leisurely stroll. The boat will cruise along Port Island to view the recently discovered Skulls Island at close distance. Group will return to Ma Liu Shui Pier by 5 pm.
In case of adverse weather conditions or unfavourably high winds, we may have to modify or cancel the trip at the leader’s discretion.
We are very privileged to have Professor Chan Lung-sang (陳龍生教授) as the leader of the trip. Professor Chan is professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong as well as College Principal of HKU SPACE Community College and HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College. He received his doctorate degree in geology from the University of California, Berkeley and is arguably the first Hong Kong native to receive formal training in geology. His research interests include tectonics of South China and Hong Kong, earthquake geology and applied geophysics. He is devoted to promoting Earth Science education, and has led field trips to South China, Tibet, Taiwan, North America, Australia, Italy, Cyprus, the Arctic region and Antarctica for students.