Haeparang coastal trail

There’s a scenic linear coastal path that starts at the south-western end of the “Diamond Bridge”. I took the metro to get close to the start then walked the rest of the way.

It was a lovely sunny day and being a weekday, there weren’t that many people doing it. On this walk, in contrast to the one a few days ago, there were more young people and more tourists. I also saw a nun walking on her own; she had her habit on and hiking boots.

At the end of the walk is the Oryukdo Skywalk. I’d dawdled along the route quite a bit, often stopping to snack and take in the view. So, when I got to the Skywalk, it had closed! I’d read that it was free but not that it had a closing time.

On the way back to the hostel I popped into Shinsegae Department Store, the biggest store in the world. It too was closed! There was no explanation why it was closed just a sign that it would be closed today.

I had dinner at the same place I did the other day (bibimbap) then, because it was not too late, I walked along Haeundae Beach, my local beach — which I’d walked along in the daytime on my first day in Busan but not since. I was curious to see it after visiting Gwangalli Beach on Saturday.

Haeundae Beach was quite busy, people were walking along the promenade but there were no events, as there were on Gwangalli Beach. It could be because it wasn’t a Saturday.

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