Long story short, after trying to organize a girls trip down to Namhae island honestly what was I thinking? Sara, Caitlin and I shifted gears and instead signed up for an organized bike tour of Tsushima Island. Normally i'm not one to join group travel (40 people together in small spaces for 5 days) but I also had a strong desire to NOT end up stranded in Gumi for 5 days. Unfortunately Caitlin had to bail on the trip about a week before (another long story that i'll probably never tell) which left Sara and I to fend for ourselves, but hey - we're good at that. In order to save a few dollars we took the 2am train down to Busan the night before the ferry, figuring we'd catch a few hours of sleep in a Jimjilbang. We were wrong, we did successfully locate such a place, but were turned away because we were not Korean - umm thanks. Instead we found comfort on the cold, hard floor of Busan station for two hours before making our way to the ferry.
|Adam and his cars tent|
About five hours into our adventure hunger was once again under attack but we suspected we were nearing our destination. Not only were we growing tired but apparently our bikes were doing the same, my rear brakes thought it'd be a good idea to tighten and drag on my back wheel while my front breaks just gave up, fun! Sara's bike on the other hand just continued to provide her with two measly low gears, not ideal for long distance, oh and plenty of squeaks as well. When we reached our "fork in the road" which led to our campsite we decided to ask if a mart was nearby. "Mart, 7/11, super...?" Ahhh supa!! 5k ---> Okay I can do another 5k, and so on we went. Between the heat, my hunger and my stupid bike I wasn't really amused by the cows on the side of the road or the hill that sat beside them, but I must admit it was all still beautiful.
|Somewhere after 킨 but before 니|
|Starting to feel a bit beaten|
|Gorgeous sunset @ 신회의 마을 자연공원|
|and the moon|