We started at Course 18 because it departed from Jeju City; enteted the first stamp in our passport book and set off in the wind and rain. It’s BYO stamp pads but luckily we found them in Daiso (1000 ₩ Store) opposite.
There’s good waymarking, plenty of resting places and toilets and nice paths through forest and along the coast, sometimes following the old Olles (paths between houses). We liked that. But we were glad to arrive to a warm and cosy Hotel Jejudoyu about 3km before the end of the Stage and about 100 meters off the route. The owners kindly drove us down to the convenience store for supplies.
What? You want to start walking in this?
Stamp box at the start of Course 18, BYO ink pad! (Picture taken previously)
Reconstructed Jeju merchants inn of old – stone walls, straw roof – 3 poles across means we are not at home, please keep out
Walking along the high coastal path of Course 18
At low tide you can cross here
Ganse (representation of a Jeju Pony), symbol of the Olle, distance to go
Actual Jeju Pony exercising in the rain
Stopped for a rest and were invited in for a cup of coffee
Smoke mounds were a communication network across the Island
Jeongnang Gate – 3 poles down means come in
Buddhist Temple in the forest
5 Storied Stone Pagoda, the only one on Jeju, built in 1300
Spent the first night at Hotel Jejudoyu, covered with handmade tiles
| 18.2 km – click to download Stage 18 for Google Earth
| Hotel Jeju Doyu (Expedia)