Published: August 27th 2007August 26th 2007
As the summer months seems to be coming to a rapid close, I figured it was high time to do some serious beach bumming for a weekend. This isn't my first beach experience in Korea but it was my first time out to Muuido Island which is just outside of Incheon (where the international airport is located). I have a friend from back home, Kimberly, who has recently moved to South Korea and her and I took a nice overnight trip out to the Islands for the weekend. At first we weren't too sure exactly where to go but figured it couldn't be too difficult. I had looked up some different beach spots and had the jist of where we were going...worse case scenario, who doesn't like an adventrue right? So we hoped on the subway and an hour and half later we were in Incheon! Now that sounds easy enough and I would like to tell you that that is where this story ends but I would be lying...so here we go...
Once we got off the subway we were supposed to get on a bus. Easy enough, the bus stop was right in front of the subway exit. I
was talking to this really nice Taxi driver when all of a sudden a guy that was standing behind me started talking to me. He was really nice and told us what bus to get on and where to catch the ferry. Sweet~! So we were on the bus and at the ferry in no time. On to bus #2. There seemed to be quite a few foreigners that had the same beach bum idea as us so Kimberly, our new friend and myself waited for the second bus with them. Little did we know that they had already been on one bus and this was round two for them to get to the correct destination. Eventually the bus pulls into the airport. Our friend was up talking to the bus driver and a bunch of the other foreigners were like...hmm we've already been here, is this the right bus? So Kimberly and I looked at each other and weren't too sure what to do. Our new friend comes back and says that we should get off this bus and try to get a different one. Well, before we knew it he was off and by the time we went
to get off it was too late. So we were stuck. However, no one else had got off so we figured we were okay. The bus finally came to a narrow road and stopped. Everyone started getting off and I guess because it was high traffic the bus couldn't go through. So we started walking along with everyone else. We finally came to another ferry and had no where else to go but on and to the other side. Once there we hopped on another bus, bus #3....and after a short 15 minute ride were finally at a destination. Not too sure what destination but there was a beach and that is all that mattered. Later we found out it was Muuido Island. We rented a little hut for the night and decided to hit the beach pronto. After an exhausting 3 hour trip we were ready to hit the water. Thank goodness we got there when we did cause shortly after we went for a "Swim...aka wade" the tide was already starting to go out. By about 5:00 pm the sun was setting and most of the water was out as well. It was kinda nice though cause it
gave us a chance to walk around in the mud and visit some of the rocks and what not that were farther out.
We ate a wonderful dinner while watching the sun set and did a little venturing around before heading to the hut for some well deserved rest.
The hut was not the most comfortable sleep that I have ever had and needless to say we both woke up a little stiff and sore and ready for the second day adventure.
The tide was still low so we decided to hang out on the beach and relax before venturing off to some of the father rocks. Getting there in the low tide was the easy part but coming back proved to be a little more difficult. Kimberly broke her sandal and seeing as though the tide had already came back, we couldn't take the same squishy mud path back. So we toughed it out with the rocks and banacles and finally made it back to the main beach. Exhausted and sunburnt to the nines, we tried to give the beach one more shot. After about 5 minutes we had both had enough and headed to the showers for a
cool down. We soon were packed and ready to go.
It was a great weekend and I am hoping to get in a few more of those before the weather does cool down too much.
The past couple weeks have also been fun filled with......REPORT CARDS YAY~!!!
This is the second round but that means I only have two more times that I have to do them while I am here....yippeeeee~! Tomorrow is my official six month aniversary of being in Korea and I must say that is has gone by much too quickly! I am looking forward to my next adventures and seeing what my last six months here will bring me....
Love you all....
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