following charlie's (ms. p. in disguise) suggestion, i finally got to visit sai kung town. well i'm sure i've visited 20 or so years ago when i lived in hong kong the first time, but during that time all towns' names sounded the same to me so i can't remember any of it. this time around, dick, an old friend (in this picture, my nephews, two of whom are now married, were actually watching him do silly things to amuse them), came along. photo, above, shows a fishing boat selling fresh seafood at the pier. dick was amused when one of them got indignant when a customer offered her own bag to put her purchased fish in, saying (dick's translation): "oh please, i provide special plastic boxes for these".
the town center has narrow passages and seafood restaurants similar to those in lamma island's fishing villages, but this one, being in the main island, also has the usual chains of groceries and shops as anywhere else in hong kong. being favored by expats, it also has some of the shops they frequent in central/soho.
as this was just a stop before going to the beach, we didn't spend much time here.