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Bay at Ting Kok Village and Cockle Picking at Easter

Since arriving in Hong Kong at the beginning of February, we've been waiting for a chance to get down to the bay next to our village Ting Kok, when the tide is out. For some reason, for weeks on end, it just never seems to go that far out. We did venture down at one point, but we couldn't get further than the trees and bushes lining the coast.

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However, coinciding with this Easter weekend, convenient for all the local holiday makers, the tide pulled out several hundred metres - the furthest I've ever seen it.

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It left the coast with lots of shallow, damp sand and so there were alot of people out picking cockles and gods know what other sea life.

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Most of these people would likely have timed their visit with a meal at one of the nearby bbq places. Perhaps to supplement the bbq food with the cockles. Although we did see a couple of hardcore looking women digging in deep and purposefully.

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We didn't dig for any cockles - we're not a fan of them, but its nice to know that we have a "beach" as well as mountains next to where we live!

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