In particular, all four of us really loved our time at Seopjikoji, a narrow peninsula located -- like the far more famous Seongsan Ilchulbong -- on the eastern side of Jeju and are so glad that we found the mention of it in the free guidebook given out by the Jeju Tourism Organization intriguing enough to check it out. For while it was already really cool that we got to see the haenyeo swimming and diving about in the waters off Seopjikoji, we also then ended up spending a further couple of hours exploring the area that's also home to interesting rock formations, a lighthouse and locations which featured in Korean TV drama All In (which one of our party had viewed before we met up in Jeju)!
Puppet Ponyo and another of those rock formations
View of the Seopjikoji landscape that includes two local landmarks:
the lighthouse, and the rock formation known as Seondolbawi
I wouldn't want to go into the churning sea off Seopjikoji but
the waters of the rock pools looked enticingly calm as well as clear
I think one has to be a bit off the rocker as well as daring
to decide that's a good place to go fishing!
View of the surrounding area from the elevated area
of land atop which the lighthouse is located
View of Seongsan Ilchulbong and Seongsan town from Seopjikoji
A building that I consider to be a blot on the Seopjikoji landscape
which, bizarrely to my mind, happens to house a Zippo Museum!
All told, I way preferred the views of the more
natural elements of Seopjikoji's landscape