New Korean mini lessons will have to wait; today I have pictures from Boryeong. The Boryeong mud festival is a modern tradition at Daecheon beach. This festival celebrates a special type of mud that is supposed to be excellent for your skin and body. The festival has all sorts of mud activities and most visitors get covered in it.
I, however, was not really in the mood to be covered in mud. I am usually interested in trying new things, but this day was different. I walked around the festival with my friend, but we got bored quickly (since we were not participating in the mud events). We decided to take a walk on the beach and explore.
We arrived in the late morning to a foggy beach. It was a bit brisk, so we decided to take a walk around.
I know it sounds silly to go to a beach and not intend on getting wet, but I did have my camera to think about. Actually I came to the festival mainly to take pictures.
I found an interesting spider. I think that the spiders in Korea are like seasonal fruit; each month there is a different type of spider crawling around the place.
We played some carnival style games.
But after about an hour or two we were a little bored with the festival so our rocky expedition began.
We really had no intention of traversing the rocks, but as we climbed the first one, the next one was too enticing to stop the adventure.
One of my favorite outdoor activities is rock hiking. It is not exactly climbing rocks, but it is also a little bit more than hiking. Here is my friend at the top of one of the rocks.
From this rock we said good bye to Daecheon beach for a little while.
And we continued on along the rocks.
We quickly discovered that this was far more exciting and interesting than the festival.
This gigantic titan of a boulder was interesting because it did not match the stone from the cliff. I’ve no idea how this got here.
Gigantic! Naturally I decided to climb up the rock; it is very difficult for me to pass up the chance to climb.
Though it felt like miles, we actually only hiked around the small peninsula on the bottom left. The beach on the left is where the expedition began, and we finished by walking the streets back to town.Here is another of the green spiders. We found this as we were on our way back to Daecheon beach.
Though we found ourselves a little bit bored with the festival (which would have been more exciting to participate in), we certainly had a great time!