There are 2 ways up to the sheep farm, one via a proper pedestrian road, and the other trekking through pine forest. Of course, we chose to trek.
Our kids jumped right into the snow.
And we began trekking. We had no proper trekking boots for snow, unlike the serious trekkers we saw on the way. As a result, Lu tore his boots. I warned my girls to keep on track and not to step into deep snow. Well you think they'd listen? Barely a quarter ways up both my girls had their feet stuck in deep snow at least once, resulting in very wet socks (and painful toes!)
As usual, our kids ran ahead like pros, worrying our Korean hosts who tried hard to catch up. THey kept saying "Your kids very strong...very tough."
Jo on the trail
As for me, I felt like I was in heaven. Just taking my own sweet time, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the beauty surrounding me and listening to classical music which could be heard along the trail. This climb took me back to my childhood days when I used to read of fairies and magic in snow covered pine forests.
Some ways up the trek we came to this farm house.
And here's my child Nel finding her way down the slope, laughing and saying "It's so beautiful mum!" Ah...the beauty of the scene before us....
Saw this photographer photographing the hut
Part of the view from where we were.
Daegwallyeong sheep ranch. We got hay to feed the sheep and Jo spent a lot time at it.
|Nel however was more interested in the Sheep Dogs. This particular one loved to play and was a sharp catcher. No matter how Nel threw the stick, the dog would catch it.|
This particular doggie loved Nel I think. For when it came time to leave, this doggie fixed her gaze on Nel, and kept staring and staring till we were out of sight.
hugging some of them..
Seoraksan is known for its Autumn beauty, but since we were in the area, we decided to visit.
The river is almost dry during the winter season showing off its bare rocks.
As we trekked up the slippery path, we just had to...have a snowball fight. Oh yeah, my girls hit me hard with em balls, and I did em too. haha.. :)
At the top are these rocky formations. Here's where I got lazy while Nel decided to keep climbing.
Jo checking out the river and got her white pants covered in red mud! :)
on a cable car ride up
To end it all, of course we had some really delicous Korean ice cream. :) The next part of the trip would be skiing and some really good seafood in SokCho.