25 August 2009

The View from Here



One of the many things I love about where we live is the view. We get a wonderful view of the water –from all the rooms.

I sometimes pretend not to see the sea of toys on the floor and look out the window instead and I feel a sense of calm. Before I snap back to reality and try to marshal the children into helping me tidy up.

Clear nights with a full moon are the best. I turn off all the lights and for a couple of minutes just enjoy the shimmer of silvery moonlight on the water. If I time it right, one of the many cruise ships will happen by on its way to the open waters, lights all ablaze, in complete contrast to the darkness of the night. That and the light from the moon makes for one breathtaking view.

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The daytime view is not too shabby either. In the mornings, we see the cruise ships come back into the harbor after a night of partying and gambling in international waters. We see fleets of fishing boats on their way out to sea. We see tugboats pulling big cargo ships. Sometimes we see sailboats, speedboats, junks and ferries.
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Oh, and that little bit of dark at the lower right hand corner? That's a hill... that leads to the Pottinger Peak Trail, which in turn, leads to Big Wave Bay (less than 2 hours' hike). And yes, we're still in the city. I don't think we'll ever move.

17 COMMENTS:

Keyona (Key-ah-nuh) said...

Wow! That is breathtaking! Take advantage of that view. It's gorgeous!

LPC said...

That photo with the moon is just gorgeous.

Leslie said...

OMG that takes my breath away!!!!! WOW!

Elle Bee said...

My goodness you live in a beautiful area! No, you shouldn't ever move!! :o)
Elle

blueviolet said...

I can't even believe the beauty you have right outside your window. Lucky!

Dandy said...

That is just amazing... to have all that within in your view and within your reach. I'm so glad that you share this with us!

Jana said...

I wouldn't ever move either, that night view is amazing! lucky lady!

Jennifer said...

Wait - you get this view from EVERY room in your home?! Ugh, ugh, ugh!!! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Breath taking! With a view like that, who would want to ever move?! :-)

Veronica Lee said...

The view is really amazing!! I love the picture of the moon.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh my good heavens...what a beautiful view!!!!! I spent all my time in HK in the New Territories, so my views were very different. *sigh* You're making me homesick for a place I only lived 15 months! LOL

Lindy said...

*jealousy ensues*

Yelena R. said...

That sure is beautiful view :)

Herb of Grace said...

I don't blame you. I'd never move either!

natalee said...

found you from theta mom.. love your blog im following now..come visit/follow me

yonca said...

Those are great pics. That photo with the moon is beautiful!

golonghorns said...

Beautiful!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Ahhhh.... looks like Heaven!

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