A note on Adventure Korea (AK) - they're awesome. The company provides tours geared towards foreigners in Korea. All of the guides speak excellent English (and a lot of them are Westerners themselves). The tours are very loosely structured, they offer a variety of different activities and if you're not interested in one part of the experience, you can opt out. The tours are also well-priced, Tom and I paid 90,000 won each ($110) for transport, one night's accommodation (private room), two meals and bike rental. We went on a booze cruise with them, and it cost 35,000 won ($42) which included live music, food, and beer! Yay!
|On the boat ride we got a good view of all the fishing nets stretched across the ocean.|
Seonyudo is beautiful and reminded me of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. Lots of hills and craggy peaks sheltering small, private sandy bays.
After about 5 hours we returned our bikes, ate dinner and bought some booze so we could sit and watch the sunset, drink in hand. Korea, (or Buan at least) is overcast 70% of the time. During winter I really struggled not seeing blue skies and the sunset, and three months into our Korean life I was already missing watching the sun go down. Sunset in Seonyudo didn't disappoint. It was stunning.
|Tom is happy too! (and handsome)|
We opted out of waking for the sunrise the next morning, but got up to hike to Seonyudo's highest peak. The climb was pretty easy and relatively short (it takes 20 minutes or so) but the views were incredible, even with my shoddy camerawork.
After the climb we had a few hours to eat and explore before we caught the ferry back home. Tom and I decided to check out the 'Moses Miracle,' which appears at low tide between the beautiful beach and a small island offshore. Do not attempt to walk out there without shoes! The miracle is mostly an oyster bed and super spiky!