|Rain pouring off the roof|
|Temple and pagoda|
|Rice Rock covered by cloud|
|Rice Rock in the background|
|Inside the temple at Hwaam|
|Now there is an enlightening-style table setting|
|River in the area|
|Rice Rock makes an appearance|
|The Boy likes to build the rock pagodas for good luck|
|I'm pretty sure the guy on the right is the boss|
|Rice Rock finally reveals itself|
|Gazebo holding the bell|
Back into town to the harbour area, after driving around Yeongnangho Lake, to try ozinga (cuttlefish) tempura and 10 small prawns with a free sweet potato slice. The meal was delicious and cooked very quickly, customer numbers were low, and we were treated nicely. The Boy had a mild reaction to the food so I wonder if there was some form of nut in the cooking oil or filling. Had almost run out of cash, only just had enough for lunch, and there was an ATM available but it wouldn't take my overseas card. Spent some time searching for a bank and the only one in the area didn't do foreign exchange.
|An unusual ATM|
|The shop where we had cuttlefish, prawns and sweet potato tempura|
|Halmoni (grandma) hard a work|
|Cuttlefish - spicy but decidedly delicious|
Spent ages driving around town looking for a decent parking spot but all the areas near the bank required downtown were filled. The car park that we decided to use actually photographed your licence plates from four different angles as you entered and there was no need to obtain a parking ticket. Spent some time in the fish market. You can buy almost anything and it is very fresh. Had some dumplings and pajeon (pancake). The missus bought some sashimi mix and I wanted to get some dried squid - it had something sharp and ripped the skin off the roof of my missus' mouth. Not sure what it was.
|Seafood is a staple in this region|
|Dumplings and pancakes being cooked|
|Entrance to the car park where they photograph the vehicle|
Drove to Daepong, missed the turn, backtracked how the GPS told me (wrong way down a one way street) and we found a coffee house to park in. I had a lovely cocoa for W6,000, same cost as the coffee (bit rich for $6) but they did offer a free refill for the coffee, the music was relaxing and we were seated in a rather strange building with it raining outside. Not a bad way to while away the afternoon. Headed ack into town for North Korean-style mandoo.
|This guy can take up two lanes if he really wants to - I'm not going to argue|
|The Coffee House|
|The Boy had McDonalds for dinner|
|Can't get your artery-clogging McDonalds fast enough - there's McDelivery for that|
|Nice artwork near E-Mart|
The drive back to the hotel at night time was beautiful as they have the street light poles in multicoloured lights. The missus and I went for a walk later through the lights and to the entrance of Seoraksan National Park.