|It was sunnier than the ferry ride last time! BRB Jeju.|
So why should you go?
Gapado is the world's first carbon free island (according to a different display in the harbour). All vehicles on the island run on electricity. As well, the island is mainly farm fields. There are little "hamlets" on each side of the island but everything in between is green. It's so calming to walk through.
|View from the middle of the island back toward Jeju. The tall "mountain" on the right is San Bang San.|
Another reason? Do you like hiking? There are a series of trails called the Olle Trails that go around Jeju's edge. Each trail is numbered with specific start and end points and a different difficulty rating. This in itself is a huge attraction in Jeju and many people frequent the trails. I recently got an Olle Trail Passport that allows me to collect stamps from a number of the trails upon completion. One of these trails is on Gapado. It's an easy trail and only 5k, but it's beautiful and relaxing--especially when the weather is clear (like today), and you can see San Bang San and Mount Halla from the coast.
|The faint mountain in the background is Hallasan. Today was clear, sometimes the clouds are so thick you see nothing.|
|The coast was so lovely to walk along!|
|Shortly after starting the walk, we documented it with a picture.|
|At the end, we were proud to have finished.|
This is also why I recommend Gapado. Both times I met lovely people who were willing to share their time with me, even though we couldn't easily communicate. That in itself makes the trip so much more than what it would have been.
If you get the chance, just get out and go.
Love and Hugs.