Took a taxi back to the start of Route 12.
Every month volunteers clean a different section of the Jeju Olle. This month’s “Clean Olle” event was tidying up Course 12.
As it happened we were walking Route 12 so we were pleased to be able to join more than 50 helpers today and get an inkling of what goes on behind the scenes to make the Jeju Olle what it is.
An auction to raise money for Japanese earthquake victims – Pam got 2 bandanas
Clean Olle volunteers being issued with rubbish bags
Rubbish collectors on the road
Rubbish picked up in two hours
Picking wild berries …
… like to try?
Garlic in flower
Cooking lunch in the back of a truck for the garlic pickers
Kimchi starts here
Olle ribbons maintenance man
Suweol-bong, to be climbed
When we hit the coast
We met the 2nd group of volunteers who had started at the other end of 12
Layer by layer volcanic deposits of ash and rock
Legend has it that when a young boy’s sister died he cried – his tears of grief still flow
During WW2, Japanese launched suicide boat attacks from here
Route 12 coastal path
Up the 3rd Oreum today
New knotted rope path
These islands are uninhabited
The last 1.5km on a quality stone track
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