Walla-walla

walla-walla

In the days before all that background construction, elevated roads, the MTR and road tunnels, if you wanted to cross Hong Kong harbour in the wee small hours, a little boat like this was the only choice, unless you fancied a swim. The fleet of walla-wallas served revellers and others until probably the late 70s, after which alternative and less exciting forms of getting home took over. There are still a few to be seen, mainly with a few people out fishing, braving the wakes from far larger craft.

Canon G3X ISO400 1/1250 at f/8 and 220mm (600mm equiv)