I feel very lucky to have a friend that loves to explore on his motorbike. A few years back, while exploring, him and his friend saw a really nice secluded area along a river outside of Hadong. To get to this area, they had to walk through a plum farmers orchard and then across a long sand bank. But what they found was the perfect camping spot in Korea.
This last weekend there were 9 adults, 1 kid and 4 dogs. Myself, Jason and Willy were the last to arrive but there was a lovely little spot to pitch our tent right on the river. Willy jumped straight in to the river and was so happy being around the other dogs and being able to go leash-free all weekend
We spent the rest of the evening sitting by the bonfire, chatting, laughing and just having a really nice evening. At one stage a deer came in to our campsite and snuck in to the bushes nearby. We thought it was pretty amazing but though nothing more of it.
One of the dogs (The Golden retriever) whimpered a lot in the evening and none of us knew why. We realised that the deer was still in the bushes. We were a bit shocked and amazed that it stayed there.
Unfortunatley, the next morning we discovered that it had died during the night. It was so skinny the poor thing.
It was so peaceful waking up to the sound of the river from our tent. We were camping away from the others so there was definitely a beautiful sense of calm.
The next day we decided to go to the Hadong Green Tea Festival which I’ll write about in another post.
Once we got back to the campsite, it was time to relax and cool down in the river. I even did SUP boarding for the first time. It was so much fun, even with Willy jumping on and off of it trying to knock me off balance (unfortunately…or maybe luckily, there is no photographic evidence).
That night we had a delicious dinner of Thai Green curry (who said camping needed to be unhealthy!) and enjoyed our final night in this beautiful relaxing setting.
It was such a great weekend and I’m dying to get back there! As you probably gathered from my last post, myself and Jason have been having a hard time dealing with living abroad lately (I think it’s because we are so close to finishing that it almost feels like we are in limbo) and it can be pretty hard to get away from it all here so we are hoping to get back to this little slice of heaven in another few weeks, although we aren’t looking forward to the smell from the deer carcass.