|Heading east from Gwangju
Around midnight we passed through Gyeongju, capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla. As the night progressed temperatures dropped and the bubble wrap we found in the trash at a CVS turned out to be a great insulator.
DAY 2: As the sun rose over the East Sea
we arrived in the port city of Gangguhuang (강구항), the world’s capital for
Yeongdeok Daegae crabs, also known as King crabs (아름
답다) and big sculptures everywhere are a vivid reminder. However, when we
arrived none of the restaurants serving crabs were open and we had tosettle
with breakfast at the CVS. We continued riding north and followed the coastal
road, passing through small fishing villages and resort towns. The tourists had
come out in full force to take advantage of the 4-day holiday weekend, with
perfect weather. Just in time for lunch we found a restaurant (gpx link) that
served the world’s best “cold Sashimi soup” and the owner offered a room for a
short post-lunch nap.
|Cold Sashimi soup
|After the soup ...
|Our control in Danyang
|Bubble wrap against the cold