Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Last Friday we had our first typhoon of the year. Shortly after winds turned from blustery to full-blown & terrifying, we heard a helicopter nearby. It turns out they were rescuing passengers from the barge that had landed on Power Station beach, a few hundred meters from our house.
Noah and Teran on the last ferry to Lamma - photo by Steve
Ferry service from HK to Lamma was suspended for most of the afternoon. Roy was stuck in Central all day, but made the most of it. He enjoyed a fantastic view of fast-changing weather from IFC near the ferry pier.
Every hour or two I'd check the Observatory website and call to see what life was like on his side of the water.
"The homepage still says T8!" I'd say. "When are you booking a hotel room in Causeway Bay?"
"Not a chance," he'd say. "I'll be up all night if I have to." He spent much of the evening on the IFC viewing platform, where a street-sleeper even offered him a [flattened] cardboard box for a bed. Roy accepted it with a smile. Thankfully, he didn't have to use it, as ferry service resumed at 10:30pm.
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