Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Polluted Already, and it's Not Even 10 am!

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.

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