Life in the ROK

West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

This Labor Day weekend we went to one of Korea's national parks. It is located at Geoje Island, which you can find at www.flashearth.com if you type in Geoje, South Korea. Geoje is at the far southeast of Korea and is the second largest island in this nation with thousands of islands. It was stormy and rainy the first day but cleared up the second. I rode my bike for about 3 hours in the morning around a small part of the island then we drove around and took some photos.
Korea's military hero, Admiral Yi, defeated a much larger fleet of Japanese warships in these islands in 1597. We spied a Japanese island for a moment just past these but it quickly faded back into the sea haze.
We read in the paper sometimes that Korea wants to increase tourism. One way we thought would be to increase adventure touring in this island group by promoting sea kayaking and camping in the bays and inlets around the Geoje archipelago.
We took a dip at this deserted Korean beach late in the day before heading back to urbanity and all its modern trappings. It was a great trip, possibly due in large part to the fact that school was back in session. Yay, school!
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Blogger Katie said...

What a pretty place! Kayaking and camping would certainly be a lot of fun here. Currently I'm a little ocupado with the little ones! Perhaps someday...

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