Sunday, May 01, 2016

An unforgettable experience on the Aqua Luna

In the ancient times, there used to be Junk boats which had flexible sails that could be adjusted rapidly with the appearance like a pirate ship.
Every now and then you can see these Junk boats with red red sails on the harbour operated by aqualuna.

There was a day trip to the Tin Hau temple to celebrate Tin Hau Festival on the aqualuna so I decided to go on it because I have always wanted to sail on this lovely junk boat with red sails.

During Tin Hau festival, people will go to Tin Hau Temple to celebrate the birthday of the sea goddess who protects seafarers such as fisherman and sailors.

I boarded the aqualuna in Central.

It was really exciting because it felt like paradise, I was greeted with a relaxing lounge and great music.

As soon as I sat down, I was offered a blanket because it can get quite windy and they gave them to other guests as well which was really thoughtful of them.

Drinks were served promptly and the crew were really cheerful and helpful.

The boat ride was surprisingly steady and we sailed pass some lovely scenery.

After a while, we arrived at Joss Hill Bay where you could see lots of celebrations going on with lion dances, people making wishes and giving offerings.

The biggest Joss sticks I have ever seen!!

They had wind chime stalls and these good luck hens because the legend is that the hens protected a family hence people have them in the house for good luck.

Our Junk boat circled three times before leaving Joss Hill bay which is a tradition boats do for good luck and Joss paper is tossed into the sea as demonstrated by this other boat.

Lunch was on board the Aqua Luna with delicious dim sums from Hutong.

It was fab having dimsum at sea and they were piping hot and scrumptious as well.

Sadly, it was time to head back but they have other trips to Stanley during the weekend which are tempting.

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