Jeju Island (Hallasan & Jeju-Si) - Day 143
Trip Start Jan 31, 2008
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The plan was to head to the summit, around a 20km stomp there and back. I Managed 4km of the trail before heading back. Mosquito bites stopped me from walking any further. The mosquito's yesterday couldn't have bitten me in a worse place, 2 big bites on my shoulder exactly where my rucksack straps touch my skin, these I could deal with but the others I couldn't. My achilles heel was massacred, so my trainer was painfully rubbing. A massive swollen bite on the front of my ankle the size of half a golf ball, so everytime I took a step and bent my ankle, it was pure agony. Thinking of dedicating my life to finding a way to irradiate these little shits of the face of the planet. I really hate these parasites with a passion! They kill millions of people a year and I think it would be a worth while endeavour to wipe them off the face of the Earth. Rant over, I feel better now!
Hallasan has an abundance of unusual fauna and flora. A spotted a few tiny little Roe deer foraging on the forest floor. One bolted off as soon as it saw me, the other one just carried on eating, I watched it for a round ten minutes until I lost sight of it.
Staying in Jeju-si city tonight which is the capital of Jejo before heading back to Seoul tomorrow afternoon by plane.