Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Saemangeum Seawall & Yellow Sea

Today we drove the few short miles to the Saemangeum Seawall which is the longest man-made seawall.
Unfortunately, the humidity was so thick that there were times we couldn’t even see the horizon.
There are two roadside parks along the seawall, Sunset Park and Dolphin Park. We stopped at both.

Sunset park houses this charming gazebo with an adorable pagoda roof. The woodwork is not yet painted but I still love the architecture of it.
While we were at Sunset park there was a bus load of Korean workers who were picking weeds along the roadside.  Who needs roundup when you have a crew this size!!! If one looks at this photo you will notice a worker in black pants that has a red circular thing hanging over their bum.  This is a seat for comfort when they sit on the ground!! They are very inventive and ingenious here.

Next we stopped at Dolphin Park. They have this adorable whale tale statue!!
Of course we had used it for photo ops!

We took a short walk to the edge of the park and I love the perspective of this photo. It’s like the sidewalk goes on forever.
We then climbed down on the rocks closer to the water.

At least some of the humidity burned off and we were able to see the horizon.