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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Haeundae Beach

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I love the beach. That's part of the reason why I joined the Navy. As much as I love Korea, I think it would've been a totally different experience had I been stationed in Seoul vice Busan. There's no beach in Seoul. Haeundae Beach is just a few minutes away from our apartment. I can actually see the water from our window.

Here are two pics of the Haeundae Beach boardwalk. It's very clean and well kept. This picture is a little deceiving though. During the heart of summer, you can't even see the boardwalk because of the massive amount of people.

CJ found a starfish on the beach the other day.

This one was scaly and fishy smelling, not goofy and loveable like Patrick from Spongebob.

We almost moved into one of the apartment buildings on the left. It was a really nice apartment with a great view and lots of storage space. Unfortunately, that storage space came in the form of a balcony area that was not cordoned off very well. I could just see Jake taking a bad spill off that balcony. Couldn't pull the trigger.

Surfing at Haeundae Beach. I'd say it's a little better than the pseudo-surf we get in Virginia Beach.

Jake and Olivia playing peacefully on the beach. They got along so well.

Carol enjoying a nice beach day with good friends. That's baby Maddy in the foreground.

CJ needs a haircut.

Jake and Hannah - best buddies!

These pics are from a recent sand festival.

That's gotta hurt.

There's always some kind of festival happening in Busan.

Koreans stay pretty modest on the beach as far as attire. I've seen many on the beach dressed in long pants. Koreans are very careful about sun exposure too. You will see many carrying umbrellas around on a sunny day. I'm sure that's one of the reasons why they look so young. They take such great care of their skin, unlike us sun-glorifying Americans. So no, you won't see too many Koreans thonging it up on the beach with their savage tans.

This picture gives you an idea of how crazy it gets at Haeundae Beach over the summer. Last year, this beach broke the world record for number of umbrellas on a beach at one time. During the summer, there are shows going on, people on jet skis, banana boats, music, etc. It's quite the spectacle if you're into people watching. So there's your virtual tour of the beach. Hope you enjoyed. Until next time -- C2


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