In truth, with so much going on, we have fallen behind somewhat with the posts. The last couple of days have been dedicated to scouring the miles and miles of mud flats for another Relict Gull and in the hope of the first Saunder's Gull for the trip. therefore, this post, the last from South Korea contain just Bits & Pieces from those days.
Outside the Tree Sparrows were chirruping away, the tide was low and there was a smell of rain in the air, but as I rounded the sea wall there once again were the construction gang (as if in wait) and yes, you guessed - another coffee.
A sleek looking lady.
It was the same man, who had nipped in somewhere and got an umbrella for me which being so close to my destination I didn't need.
Final Tally for South Korea Trip Ticks - 88 World Lifers 14
before leaving this Wonderful Land - The Shadows!
I have enjoyed every minute of my stay in this industrial and industrious country and would be happy to recommend a visit here in a friendly, polite, by and large clean and not too expensive part of the world. The infrastructure is very swept up with a most efficient and reliable bus/coach service and as I understand it an ultra modern rail system - the trains look the business from a distance. Hotels too are of a high quality, but the reader should no be deterred by the general term Love Motels. Most, from the outside look very ordinary, but within the picture is quite different. Cleanliness appears paramount, comfort of the best mainly due to under floor heating which also keeps beds at a good temperature. Unlike similar establishments in the UK every requirement is provided such as toothpaste, after shave lotion, perfume, moisturising cream, hair brush & comb plus an array of complimentary beverages. Customs and ways of life seem simple with shallow bowing or nodding worth a million words while consommé da (bet they don't spell it like that) a 'thank you' and greeting is all the Korean I have needed, or know for that matter.
Best, as ever, until last and that is bathing facilities. We still have much to learn from the Far East especially in this direction. Why oh why do we keep building telephone box sized glass cabinets in our bathrooms, surrounding them by expensive Axminsters then restrict ourselves to splashing it about a bit. The hotel in Changwon was the only one so far with a bath, but the deck is tiled and with adequate drainage it's fill up to the brim, jump in Archimedes style and Eureka(I have found it) a sensational 'bath & dhoby'. So, that's that now "get me a ticket for an aeroplane"!