It rained!


It rained overnight. I wild camped and used the tent as the forest is too dense for the hammock. (Lots of trees but no space between them). Not heavy but a continual patter. The tent isn’t 100% waterproof, but I stayed mostly dry.

I had a dry window between showers this morning to pack up. Then it rained all day. My new 1 piece rain suit leaks, soaking my groin in just an hour. I’d take it back if I could. By the end of the day even my feet were wet. I should be miserable but the scenery made up for it. That and the fact it’s not cold.

Steep mountains covered in lush forest, oragraphic cloud forming to obscure the peaks. I wanted to take the back roads over the Jirisan national park, Mt. Jirisan is the highest in Korea. However I could see it was all in cloud, no point really. I took the major road which eventually turned into a fantastic twisty hill climb. I really enjoyed it, even in the wet!

There really are some awesome roads in Korea. A quick look at the map and you can see they’re everywhere! I’m looking forward to spending some time getting lost after the weekend, when I’ve found the ferry terminal and have a day or two to cruise about the north east corner.

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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