Wednesday, 25 September 2013

A Beach Hut Paradise on Muuido: Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this post if you haven't already.

This was the view from our minbak the next morning. The sea was still at low tide.

We decided to head back out onto the mudflats and explore them by day.

As well as crabs, there were lots of these little slug things shuffling along the ground. We had to be careful not to squash them.
We decided to stay close to the coast, since there were some cool, prehistoric-looking rock formations that we wanted to check out.
It was pretty surreal seeing a distant horseman ride around on what felt like a sprawling desert of mud.

Another horseman approached from the beach.
The two cowboys meet.

Couldn't stop taking pictures of this dude and his horse.

Soon we went over to study the aforementioned prehistoric rock formations.
By "study" I mean "climb and pull silly poses on top of".

I watched Angela wander into this small, dark grotto, before screaming and rushing back out again.
Turned out she was scared of the dozens of silverfish scampering over the rocks.
This one was actually pretty big - about the size of my thumb.
Frolicking in some particularly sticky mud. It reminded us of the mud we'd covered ourselves in during Boryeong Mud Festival.
Comparing our muddy feet.
Scampering over the rocks, the view of the mudflats was pretty breathtaking at times.

Heading back to Hanagae Beach.
We could have stayed longer, but we were tired and wanted to get back home, so we packed our things, took a bus back to the other side of the island...
...and rode the ferry back across to near Incheon Airport.
At the airport there was a small parade of people in hanboks. I'm not sure if this is a regular thing at the airport, or just a part of Chuseok celebrations.

Muuido was a splendid place to kick back, chill out and enjoy our last warm days of summer. There was a really relaxed, beach community vibe there that we both loved, and if our school vacation time were longer we probably would have stayed another day or two. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone spending time in Seoul during the warmer months of the year, as it's hard to find such a peaceful respite from the city without going further afield.

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