Wow, what a journey in Seoraksan National Park; after coming down a 23km hike starting at 3am along the treacherous Dinosaur Ridge we were looking forward to some beach R&R in Sokcho. Upon arriving at the pension we sorted out rooms, cleaned off the mountain grime and promptly began collecting wood for a beach bonfire.
While some were busy getting the blaze going others headed into town to pick up fireworks and other festive party materials (aka beer). Hanging out on the beach the red moon brought as much of a gorgeous glow as our bonfire while we reminisced over the breathtaking views from earlier in the day.
Moments later the beer & firework crew returned with sparklers and some roman candles. We decided to set up my tripod and see who could write their names the best!
Ashley was our clear winner and I can’t wait to break out my camera with her on the next trip but now it was time for some roman candle “fights.” We staged the scene and carefully coordinated to make sure no one caught on fire. But then again there was this giant body of water next to us…
Waking up the next day we went out to explore Sokcho. But before we departed why not enjoy the ocean a bit more! Sure the waves were crazy and water frigid. That just meant I wasn’t ballsy enough to go in but plenty of others did!
As a fishing village there are tons of fish markets, and dried sea-life hanging from every store. We even had a chance to take an ancient ferry ride where the passengers pull a line to bring us back and forth.
Up next our last meal by the shore at a North Korean style restaurant.