Today just to rest from cycling what could we do but go walking.
Mount Hallasan is another UNESCO natural world heritage site, it is classed as an active volcano (to be active a volcano must have erupted in the last 10,000 years, Hallasan erupted 5,000 years ago in 1007). It is the highest point in South Korea, the top is 1947 metres above sea level (or 6388 feet). More information
The leaves had fallen from most of the trees except these lovely red ones
Our cunning plan paid off, getting to Jeju City yesterday in the dry rather than cycling today as it poured with rain early on, light rain most of the day and heavy thunderstorms around 4.00 pm.
Our hotel even did a breakfast, Korean style kimchi etc plus toast, cereal and eggs. We stuffed ourselves in preparation for the day ahead (now being an expert on kimchi we can say that the kimchi served here was not so good). Information break ….. on average a Korean eats 18 kg of Kimchi a year.
Looking back towards Seongsan Ilchulbong
After yesterday’s hills today flattened considerably (still a couple of ups though).
A view looking back towards Seogwipo
After a large porridge breakfast we left the lovely accommodation, immediately stopping to photograph storks and what should appear but a pod of dolphins very close to the shore. We watched them for a while before moving on.
A pod of dolphins
Goodbye Jeju City R&T Hotel, a decidedly average hotel. To start with we headed down to the harbour and picked up the cycle path, well to begin with it was more like some cycle signs painted on to the pavement not at all like we were used to.
A view across Yongduam Rock towards Jeju City
We had to be on our way by 7.30 am this morning, there was a short cycle to the ferry building, well to find the ferry building first then buy the tickets.
Janet attempts to look like she understands a map (look closely it is upside down)