Summer Vacation Part 3.5

Before leaving Gangneung on a five hour bus ride to Busan and after seeing pictures of Jeongdongjin, David and I decided to spend an afternoon there checking out more of Korea’s eastern coastline.  Once again, the day greeted us with endless clouds and rain so it wasn’t everything we’d hoped for, but it was still beautiful.

The beach was pretty much deserted due to the rainy weather.

The beach was pretty much deserted due to the rainy weather.

Hourglass Park. It takes a year for all the sand to fall through the giant hourglass, making this a popular spot to count down and welcome the New Year.

Hourglass Park. It takes a year for all the sand to fall through the giant hourglass, making this a popular spot to count down and welcome the New Year.

Interesting sculptures on the grounds of the Sun Cruise Resort, a fancy hotel resting on a cliff overlooking the East Sea.

Interesting sculptures on the grounds of the Sun Cruise Resort, a fancy hotel resting on a cliff overlooking the East Sea.

I've never seen accommodation quite like the Sun Cruise Resort.

I’ve never seen accommodation quite like the Sun Cruise Resort.

View from one of the observation decks of the resort.

View from one of the observation decks of the resort.

The beautiful East Sea.

The beautiful East Sea.

Even under gray skies the sea was showing off its beautiful colors which I just couldn't get enough of.

Even under gray skies the sea was showing off its beautiful colors which I just couldn’t get enough of.

Don't look down.

Hold on tight.

The Korean coastline was so much more beautiful than I imagined it would be.

The Korean coastline was so much more beautiful than I imagined it would be.

Another deserted beach.

Another nearly deserted beach.

Pretty nice view from the pool.

Pretty nice view from the pool.

More interesting sculptures on the grounds of the resort.

More interesting sculptures on the grounds of the resort.

We took a break from the rain and enjoyed a drink in the rotating bar on the top of the resort.

We took a break from the rain and enjoyed a drink in the rotating bar on the top of the resort before heading to the bus station.

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