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B course. Blue Snow Crab Promenade. 15.5kilometer 5hours

Path with the marvlous view of sea and sky

A peaceful path because artificial sounds are buried. Find peace in your heart on a road where all you see is the ocean. All that exists is me and nature.

From Sunrise Park, I follow the path along the ocean and cross a small mountain to start Course B. Of all the Blueroad courses, this one has the longest path along the ocean. That's why it's called a 'fabulous ocean path' and a 'road to walk with the ocean and sky'.

Follow the sound of the waves and pass trees and reeds and a rocky mountain appears. If the path is straight, I go straight and if the path bends, I follow the bend. I have to leave myself to the path.

My existence is so small compared to nature. On the one hand, I feel I am the leading character on this stage called nature. A large pine tree gestures to the ocean.

No words or pictures could do justice to the nature I am seeing. I am seeing my heart on this path. At a nameless inlet, I see a phallic totem pole.

Blueroad has something for travelers on foot to see everywhere they go. It has the generosity of an ocean person. I walk past a rock that looks like a crocodile and a beach appears.

When you start to feel lonely or feel that nature's path is too long, Blueroad lets you walk on a road. On the road, you can see people and cars and stores to buy a drink and quench your thirst. Daetan Beach has a cool pavilion and unique stone steps that act as a breakwater.

The beach and lodging area is less than 50m long. It is a small and cozy fishing village. I leave the cozy little beach and walk again.

The path to Obo is a road. There are areas where the road isn't paved well. But it's convenient because there are stores here and there along the way.

When I cross Obogyo Bridge, I reach Obo Beach. I follow the signs and ocean. Sometimes, I follow ribbons tied up by previous travelers.

Blueroad is friendly. Contrary to the name, most of the signs are yellow, a color of hope. Yellow shows better and makes you feel good.

It's a sunny and hopeful color. I arrive at Nomulhang Inlet. It's famous for brown seaweed grown on rock.

I walk around the inlet and continue on Blueroad. I head for the ocean now. The red markers seem to be in harmony with the fishermen sitting on the rocks.

We often make the mistake of only going to famous tourist spots. Blueroad seems to have been formed to show people like that what the true value of traveling is. This is the beautiful fishing village of Seok-ri.

This is the second place you can get a stamp after Gangguhang Port Snow Crab Row. I walk down a remote path and there is a pavilion and cozy seawater pool. I put away the stamp.

I feel proud as if I received an important medal. I leave Seok-ri and walk up the steel steps that head to Blueroad. It's rougher because it's a rocky path.

It might be the roughest path of Course B. It's a path to fight yourself. It's a path you create along the way.

Other people before me probably hardened it well. Gyeongjeong-3-ri starts here followed by Gyeongjeong-1-ri, then Gyeongjeong-2-ri. Most of the 50 households are in the fishing business.

At the center of the village, a Omae Chinese Juniper stands showing off its form. Omae means sand spit. It is the old word for village south of Gyeongjeong-ri.

The 150m seashore appears curved like a bay. There are red markers and a white lighthouse. A pretty big port and a small beach.

They are Gyeongjeong-1-ri Port and Gyeongjeong Beach. Gyeongjeong beach is run by the village, but 10,000 people come every year for vacation. It was chosen as one of the 100 lesser known beaches in 2009 by the Korea Fisheries Infrastructure Promotion Association.

I walk through the beach and port back to Blueroad. The ocean path continues with the smell of nets, marine plants and the ocean itself. I can see Snow Crab Village in the distance.

As I see the tall wildflowers at the village entrance and the sign saying 'Snow Crab Village', I take in the simple scenery. Being the habitat of snow crabs, the snow crabs in this area are superior in flavor and quality. They don't allow snow crabs caught from other areas.

It shows the strong will of the residents to preserve their village as the original snow crab village. The 4km to Chuksanhang Port is nicknamed the 'sentinel path'. It is close to the ocean, but it's a thick forest path.

When that path ends and a sandy path begins, Blueroad presents Yeongdeok's greatest scenery. Chuksanhang Port, Mt. Jukdosan and the lighthouse can be seen in the distance.

The waves crash endlessly on the rocks. I walk along the Mt. Jukdosan observatory deck and head toward the observatory.

Mt.Jukdosan is praised as a repository of nature and rare ecology. The mountain is 80m above sea level. At the center, a white lighthouse brightens the area.

There are habitats of rare plants like aster sphathulifolius, dentranthema boreale, tiger lily and aster glehni. Walk along the walking deck and the best view of the East Coast provides a romantic air. Chuksanhang Port is the most beautiful port in the East Coast.

It is surrounded by mountains in all directions. Along with Snow Crab Village, it is the greatest habitat of snow crabs and also the site of the rednose flounder festival. From the top of Mt.Jukdosan, I look down at the path I climbed up.

It's like I walked through a maze and at the same time, it's like the wind carried me up here. My walk along Course B, the fabulous ocean path, ends. I walked 15km for four and a half hours without stopping to rest.

It was overwhelming because it was a path guided by nature. My heart feels lofty. From here, Blueroad leads to Course 3 to Daesosan Beacon Mound.