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Jeju Olle hike, Korea day 3

Posted Dec 01 2010 12:00am

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trip report by site editor Rick McCharles

Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | (routes 1→ 6 = 106km)

I did part of this route with the Walking Festival . And came back later by myself, to finish.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Walking in Korea and most of Asia is traditionally for the purpose of religious pilgrimage. To walk for fun and fitness is a relatively new and foreign concept.

Festival motto – be happy on the trail

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Perhaps the most amazing sight on the sections I hiked was this vast area covered with Mandarin orange peels. We were told that, once dried, it would be used in tea.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

The aroma was wonderful.

It was here, too, that our hiking group sampled the famous Jeju pork. Delicious.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Of the stretches along the water, I think this was my favourite.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Near the coast there are always surf cast fishermen in sight.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Most of the “beaches” are black and stony …

This one, Pyoseon, near our official Conference hotel was a rare sandy treat

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

We took a shortcut to the finish

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Christian funeral monument.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Korea is about 40% Christian though none of the huge churches you’ve seen on TV are located on Jeju.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

One of the bloggers saw some of the famous diving women of the island close to here.

It’s an interesting story, those divers.

Another saying of this island is that “rocks, wind and women are plentiful“. It’s a bit of a matriarchal society.

Haenyo are skilled divers who are known to be able to hold their breath for more than two minutes and dive to depths of 20 meters. Diving was the first profession for women in Korea and the Haenyo are some of the best free divers in the world.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

I set up a tent in a spot hidden by tall grasses. This, my only companion, didn’t reveal I was there.

Route 3 - Jeju Olle, Korea

Read more about route 3 on the official website.

See the rest of my route 3 photos on flickr.

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