A Traveling Weekend! The Sea Parting Festival and Tea Fields of South Korea

This past weekend has been pretty busy too, but I’ve taken a lot of pictures don’t worry! First, we traveled by bus, about five hours, to the Jindo Sea Parting Festival. Here we go again:

Someone loves stuffed animals.

Someone loves stuffed animals.

They sell coconuts here!

They sell coconuts here!

View of the sea before its parting

View of the sea before its parting

More ocean views

More ocean views

People began to gather on the steps to the sea path

People began to gather on the steps to the sea path

More sea shots. I can't help it, too beautiful!

More sea shots. I can’t help it, too beautiful!

The statue of the myth behind the sea parting, a grandmother prayed for her family to visit her on an island, and the gods answered. The sea parted! Also look at this guy's hat, "Baby Girl" haha.

The statue of the myth behind the sea parting, a grandmother prayed for her family to visit her on an island, and the gods answered. The sea parted! Also look at this guy’s hat, “Baby Girl” haha.

Soon this sea will part!

Soon this sea will part!

Some festival festivities

Some festival festivities

Was that rock visible ten minutes ago?

Was that rock visible ten minutes ago?

Another festival performance!

Another festival performance!

There was also a puppy petting place. So cute! But also smelly. Is it possible for puppies to get too much attention?

There was also a puppy petting place. So cute! But also smelly. Is it possible for puppies to get too much attention?

Seaside painting!

Seaside painting!

I left my mark.

I left my mark.

Some awesome hats.

Some awesome hats.

They had booths from other counties! Hello Ecuador, very cool dances.

They had booths from other counties! Hello Ecuador, very cool dances.

Sea shots again

Sea shots again

People venturing out to the island, the sea begins to really part!

People venturing out to the island, the sea begins to really part!

Some people looking for clams on the shore, and some boats in the distance.

Some people looking for clams on the shore, and some boats in the distance.

More festival parades

More festival parades

People venturing out to the island, the sea begins to really part!

People venturing out to the island, the sea begins to really part!

posing in front of the parting sea!

posing in front of the parting sea!

and so the journey across the water begins

and so the journey across the water begins

some sea creature catchers revealed after parting sea

some sea creature catchers revealed after parting sea

There's a crab in this beautiful shell!

There’s a crab in this beautiful shell!

People used some metal picks to sift through the sand and find clams and crabs

People used some metal picks to sift through the sand and find clams and crabs

Here's one!

Here’s one!

I think the tide may be coming back in, retreat!

I think the tide may be coming back in, retreat!

last view of the parting sea

last view of the parting sea

a bun with something in it? maybe green tea paste? It was pretty good.

a bun with something in it? maybe green tea paste? It was pretty good.

That was the Jindo Parting of the Sea Festival, the next day we bused it to the Boseong tea fields!

This is a last view from where we stayed the night in Mokpo, another fishing town.

This is a last view from where we stayed the night in Mokpo, another fishing town.

some flowers by the entrance to the tea fields!

some flowers by the entrance to the tea fields!

rows of tea take one

rows of tea take one

on the trail to the top of one of the tea hills!

on the trail to the top of one of the tea hills!

hedge shot, very Alice in Wonderland-esque

hedge shot, very Alice in Wonderland-esque

flowers among the fields

flowers among the fields

view from the top! can you see the sea?

view from the top! can you see the sea?

a moth!

a moth!

awesome trees

awesome trees

the mountain trail

the mountain trail

a brook

a brook

more trees

more trees

rows of tea take two

rows of tea take two

flower shot

flower shot

fields of green

fields of green

last look at the fields, so pretty and quiet!

last look at the fields, so pretty and quiet!

The tea fields were just so calming and gorgeous. Even better though, was the green tea ice cream they sold there. Fantastic! I had three. Couldn’t resist. I also picked up some green tea cookies and some matcha green tea mix.

It was overall a fantastic travelling weekend. Hope you all enjoyed the pictures! I miss you!

너무 보고 싶었어요.

Ariel

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4 thoughts on “A Traveling Weekend! The Sea Parting Festival and Tea Fields of South Korea

  1. mark rosen says:

    Dear Ariel, Thanks, got back from grand canyon with dad. wow. what a trip. multiple pics eventually will follow.

    Anyway a couple on the trip have a daughter named Valerie who has been teaching English in Boosan for several years. Know her?

    Love, Daddy

  2. T.D. says:

    I love the tea fields. I hope to get down to the south region to photograph them soon.

  3. Lew and Joy Nuzzie says:

    Hi Ariel,
    We have enjoyed the beautiful pictures and your commentary. What a wonderful experience and adventure ! The Sea Parting Festival was quite interesting.
    Enjoy !

  4. Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog
    and look forward to new posts.

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