Sounds like you had a grand adventurer Grass Hopper. I have not walked the streets of Kowloon or ridden the Star ferry's since 1986. I was stationed with the 660 sqdn of the British Army Air Corp based out of Se Kong (just out of the International Zone at that time) The Britt's still had Hong Kong then and it was a wonderful experience to mingle with the masses. I would really like to cruise through Victoria Harbor again on an old junk and travel to the village islands again.
Great to hear that Helen and Jason got to go home again.