Donghae to Hasan

The sun rise over industrial Donghae is stunning. Construction sites and factories form intriguing shapes against the red horizon. I’ve slept well, eaten a good breakfast and am on the road fairly early (by my standards). Nearby women and men prepare their stalls at the Donghae Five Day Traditional Market. All manner of vehicle is used…

Gangneung

Gangneung is a delightful and quiet city with a long white sand beach. It is also a creative city with lots of sculptures, such as creative seating and sculptures. A bicycle path ran around the edge of the nearby lake. This park is very beautiful and has many sculptures. A series of little statues told…

Yangyang to Gangneung

My day started well when I was invited to join two Korean couples for breakfast in their tent. We ate bap (rice), kim (seaweed), tongbaechu kimchi (whole cabbage kimchi) and soegogi (beef). Google Translate allowed us to communicate in halting conversation. Leaving Yangyang on the cycle path towards Busan I was soon crossing a high bridge…

Yangyang

I only rode 25km today to Yangyang where an annual Mushroom Festival is being held. It is a huge deal. What’s not to love about a festival: even one to celebrate something as random as mushrooms. There’s always good food to be bought including these massive sweet crispy apples that are about the size of a…