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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Places Explored : Junjeon Black Pebble Beach

Junjeon Black Pebble Beach

And so we've just been reading some super-sensational news from BBC about a the powerful Typhoon Bolaven which is going to hit South Korea tonight. Apparently, it's already caused some massive destruction in the island of Okinawa, Japan. One of the most interesting things I read about typhoons is the fact that if the energy from a typhoon or cyclone can be harnessed, it's actually able to provide power source for a city that could last for a few years...wow wow wow! The mightiness of nature, one could never quite fathom it....


Waves storming away in Busan, 420km southeast of Seoul (picture and information courtesy of  http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/asia/story/photo-gallery-typhoon-bolaven-pounds-south-korea-20120829)

So now, back to our trip to Junjeon Black Pebble Beach. It's been sometime back, and the three of us couples decided to make it our outing for the weekend. It was Sasya, my friend's, birthday, and we decided to buy a cake and surprise her at the beach. Piya's wonderful idea, I gotta give her some credit for that....

Anyway, we took the bus on a Saturday afternoon from the Gotbawi Bus Junction, and if I recall, I think it was bus number 121 or 123. Well, no worries, you just need to show pictures of Junjeon Pebble beach to the bus driver and he'll usually understand. 

It took us about, say, an hour to get there. I was quite surprised because at one point, he was actually driving uphill?!?....Which did not seem like the way one takes to get to the beach. But anyhow, we finally reached the place. The wind was chilly and strong, and the waves were pleasantly crashing against the shore. The loveliest part about this beach is yes, as I've said, it's filled with beautiful black pebbles, different sizes, shapes...I've read somewhere before that walking on pebbles is a good reflexology for the legs, so walking barefoot on these pebbles is definitely recommended.



Locals fishing and having a great time with family....
Lovely pebbles in all shades...

We had a lovely time there, laughing, enjoying the lovely breeze, and most of all, basking in each other's company, as you can see below. 


Took them some time to coax me to get up there.... 

Bee and me......

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