Watery Wednesday #91: Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay, Hong Kong. June, 1987.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

I was looking through some archived photos and came across this picture, taken in Hong Kong when I first visited in 1983.  Repulse Bay is a popular beach area in Hong Kong, although the bay is nearly empty in this picture.

There are a couple of stories behind the name of the bay.  We were told that the bay got its name from the fact that the British warship HMS Repulse was stationed in the bay in the late 1840s.  The other story is that the bay was used as a base by Chinese pirates who were driven out (repulsed) by the British army in 1841.

Regardless of how the bay got its name, I think it is a beautiful place and worth sharing on Watery Wednesday.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

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11 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #91: Repulse Bay”

  1. Susie Says:

    It looks like a very peaceful place without people there.

  2. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    This is beautful George. I for one, and so glad that you took so many pictures on your travels and still have them!!

  3. MaryBeth Says:

    It is a beautiful bay, and look at the curious sky. Nice picture. MB

  4. fini Says:

    1987?! I was 8 years old back in ’87! Wonder how it looks like now, huh! Great shot! Beautiful beach as well.

  5. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    It’s so serene in this photo.

  6. Sey Says:

    thanks for sharing the trivia about repulse bay. It’s nice to know you’ve been to Hong Kong and I wish I could go there too!. How’s Betsy?

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This picture needs clicked on to really appreciate it! Beautiful blues. Now you just knew that I would be asking about that name, didn’t you? And so I would have!

  8. imac Says:

    Nice shot George, slides eh, I wonder how many of them I have stored in the loftlol.

  9. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    The name may not be very attractive,but this scene shows a beautiful place.Thanks for sharing this.
    Blessings,Ruth

  10. CafebyJW Says:

    It is timeless beautiful, lovely post.

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  11. Mary Says:

    Sounds to me like both stories could mesh together! I bet it isn’t empty like that now. What a lovely place it was then.

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