Busan Travel Blog› entry 10 of 14 › view all entries
The night was not bad at all. Although I am prone to seasickness, it did not affect me this time. The sickness on the ship is still spreading. I have heard of numerous people confined and quarantined in their cabins, some for 24 hours, some for up to 4 days! This isn’t affecting me either! Many people are not happy with the cruise. I’m having a fine time. I would have liked it a bit warmer but I’m dressed properly so it is not a big issue. It is warmer today than it has been and nice and sunny too.
We arrived in Busan South Korea around 9 am. There were some dancers performing for us on the pier. As we got off the ship we were given souvenir magnets, which was very nice to receive something without wanting anything in return! I took the shuttle bus into the drop off location near a fish market.
I caught a taxi and showed him the map and asked for the Elsuk-do Bird Sanctuary. He understood, I understood and we were off again for Sally’s big adventure in Korea. When he left me there on the street, I didn’t know which way to go so I just started walking. Even the compass wasn’t a big help. Of course with my marvelous sense of direction, I went the wrong way. But I was finding birds so I was happy. It looked to be the water company property which is not unusual for a bird sanctuary to be affiliated with them. I wandered to a corner where there was a guard. I asked if I could go past him and he asked what I was doing.
I found the office to the bird sanctuary which had a map, in Korean of course. I had a poor printout in English from the internet but I was under the impression that I could walk in a loop. I walked down a road that was right next to the river and found lots of ducks and seabirds.
I took a taxi back to the shuttle bus stop by showing the picture to the driver. Worked like a charm! I went to the fish market. It was full of incredibly weird stuff. Live conger eels about the size of a small snake, all kinds of “seafood”, octopi, squid, fish, a kind of mollusk that turns inside out and becomes red, round and thorny looking. Fresh fish, dried fish, I have never seen so many fish! Thousands and thousands of dried fish. I have no idea what they did with them. I returned by the shuttle bus to the ship, ordered dinner through room service and went to bed.