Saturday, October 21, 2006

Trip to Busan

Back in August I was able to get to Busan, I think the second largest city in Korea, and visit Kevin and Meaghan.  Over all it was a great trip, just to hang out with them was worth the trip.  Busan is located at the Southern part of Korea, right on the coast.  There isn’t too much further south you can go than Busan.  

When my friend and I went there, it was supposed to be well past the rainy season.  Well, this year in Korea it was a very very very wet summer.  It’s something like 60% of Korea’s annual rainfall comes in July, and the rest of the time it’s just really nice.  Well not this year, there were many problems with flooding.  Every year there are flooding problems, but nothing like this year.  If I remember correctly, Korea hasn’t had a summer like this in 60 years.  Yep, it rained and rained and rained.  For like 3 weeks I couldn’t ride my motorcycle!!!! and that’s just wrong.

So, I planned my Busan trip accordingly, ha!  It rained on Friday, and on and off all day long on Saturday.  On Sunday though, it was a very clear and bright day.  I think I would rather have had the rain, it was so stinkin hot!  Man do I sound like a whiner or what. :-P

All and all though, it was a great trip.  I’m so glad I went.  On Sunday we did our own worship service.  It was great.  I haven’t worshipped with them for quite some time now.  It was so refreshing.  Thanks so much Kev and Meg. :-)

Well, enjoy,

Me :-)

Kevin and Meaghan when they came to Seoul to pay me a visit. Ain't they cute. :-) A few weeks later I was able to go to Busan and visit them. :-) How nice it was to see them again. It was great to be with some Vineyardites again. Posted by Picasa

The night life on the beach Blvd. Yep, it's raining. :-S Posted by Picasa

This is a very famous bridge in Korea and taken from an overhead shot, very beautiful indeed. Some of us don't have the luxury of such things though, and it was raining anyway. The bridge continuously changes colors (colours) which can only be seen by the camera as reflections on the water. So I've included a few shots. Posted by Picasa

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Kevin and Meaghan coming to meet Paul and I for a day of soggy adventuring. :-) Posted by Picasa

It's raining raining raining and foggy to boot, so I took what pics I could. If you look real hard you can see part of Busan in the background. :-P Posted by Picasa

Korea has some really rugged beautiful coastline. Posted by Picasa

I know you've seen these spiders before, but this is just too good a pic to pass up. Some times I get a shot that just amazes me. Besides, they're beautiful creatures. I've learned some things about them too. Posted by Picasa

The thick white part of the web reflects light the same way that a flower does, so (evil grin) the unsuspecting insect thinks it's coming to a nice meal. Well, technically it is, lol, just not quite what it had in mind. Posted by Picasa

Doesn't this one look menacing. :-) This is an underneath shot, a little different view. Posted by Picasa

All of the birds flew away that I wanted to photograph and I was bored, so ... Posted by Picasa

...what can I say. :-) Posted by Picasa

Finally some of the birds returned. Posted by Picasa

Much of the wild life, (plants, insects, animals) is very similar to that in N. America. I was quite surprised. Posted by Picasa