Arrived in Honkers at dawn, flying in over Dai Mo Shan as if we were inside some incredible misty 3D representation of a Chinese landscape painting, utterly amazing under crystal clear visibility.
The dawn made all the burgeoning cumulous clouds appear lavender and gold. I knew it must have recently rained, Hong Kong's windshield wiping extraordinaire. For this is the time of year when the air can be so heavy and dirty.
But now that I am about to board my flight to Bali, I see that the sky is a kind of milky color, with only small patches of blue way up high. The smog's moved in and the territory will need another shower to be beautiful again.