But what is a junk?!
- A flat-bottomed sailing vessel typical in China and the East Indies, with a prominent stem, a high stern, and lugsails.
When I first heard about a ‘junk’ I imagined a huge boat, maybe like a small ferry with a few groups of people sitting around tables. The other day Aniela pointed one out to me which looked like a tiny rowing boat and said that’s what we’re going on.. hmm!
Luckily it turned out to be a much bigger boat just for us seven people. We got to see all the lights again, which was waaay better than the Star Ferry – named as one of the top “50 experiences of a life time” (The National Geographic Traveler).
Was quite rocky though, and a long way to Lamma so I did start to feel a little bit ‘dizzy’. So I went and sat up the front in the open air and felt much better – just me, the sea and the stars..
We went to the Rainbow Seafood restaurant which was huge – lots of big round tables with plastic chairs to eat Chinese style; ordering lots of food to share.
We had the set menu of about 8 different dishes which were all so nice. Lobster, crab, steamed fish, prawns, fried squid and something in a shell all cooked with Chinese amazing sauces.
It was really busy when we first arrived but soon emptied as everyone must have had boats to catch. Having private transport means you can be the last in the restaurant – finishing the crab when everyone else had given up..
I didn’t even notice I had wine to drink as I was so busy cracking into my crabs and lobsters!