The Beach

No, not the film with Dicaprio. I went to the beach a week ago with this couple I hang out with, Gwen and Mike. Good times. You might remember my mentioning a sunburn? That’s how I got it. (And I was under the beach umbrella almost the whole time! (Except when shooting these photos!) Anyway, some of my pictures actually turned out nicely, so it’s okay…

Yeah, yeah, everyones shot this photo before, I know. But its mine.
Yeah, yeah, everyone's shot this photo before, I know. But it's mine.

The flickr set is here.

UPDATE: Oh yeah, one more oddity people outside Korean will find interesting: the beach was essentially empty. And a week before, it had been crammed with people. For some reason, beach season is only a few weeks long in Mallipo. (We were lucky even to be able to rent the “parasols” we did.) I don’t know whether it’s like that in Busan, but it seems to be the state of affairs along that stretch of the West Coast.

I’d be surprised if it differs much anywhere outside Busan, actually, but I’d love to hear about it if anyone knows more than I do!

UPDATE 2: Maybe this plugin will do its job? Let’s see:

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4 thoughts on “The Beach

  1. I don’t know much about the West Coast beaches but isn’t Mallipo close to the oil spill? I was there five years ago and the water was warm and clear – it would be nice to hear that it still is.

  2. Yeah, Mike said that it was near the site of the spill. I wisely didn’t go into the water,for fear of sunburn — and I’m glad I didn’t, as I would have become a big red tomato — but the water seemed fine. The people I went with had a good long swim and seemed to find the water fine, if a bit cold.

    (Actually, the coldness was a boon — just 30 km south, where the water was much warmer, the jellyfish were supposedly swarming like mad.)

  3. In July the beaches were ridiculously crowded in Sokcho, but not so much now. This has to be at least partially due to the conditions – the lifeguards won’t let you swim because the surf is too high. The beaches are nearly empty now. I will swim through September and possibly October here on the East Coast.

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