Our nomadic life is always full of unforeseen events. No expectation is the golden rule. Even if we know it, we still sometimes get surprised. Our only alternative is to be open to all possibilities in the present moment, to all options, even those we could not imagine.
Korea unsettled us as soon as we arrived. Of course, these are only impressions and sensations influenced by our encounters, by the lights, by the events and above all amplified by the needs of our inner world. In us, we eagerly await spring and its mild warmth. The gentle aspect of South Korea, which had touched us a few years ago, seems to be swept away by the strong icy wind and the political insecurity that is causing an anxiety in the country. The places also change … The intense development surprises us. In some places, it seems intrusive, tearing off the Land a part of its soul.
The landscape is superb. The river we follow crosses in the heart of the valleys, opening a passage through the mountains. The colour of the water is an intense blue and contrasts with the long golden grasses that stir. Yet the icy breath of the wind surprises us. Its intensity is such that we must struggle with each pedal stroke. In addition, temperatures have dropped. At night they reach -5 ° C.
On Jeju Island, there is a warmth that envelops us. It charms us. The fruity scents of the flowers spread in the air. The bright yellow rapeseed flowers illuminate the fields like thousands suns. Nayla takes advantage of the cycle path to ride her bike along the ocean. She rides her mounts with pride and sings at the top of her voice. She notices every details with wonder and laughs. She passes in front of the Harubang sculptures, with their large eyes, their bowler hat and their big round nose.
Jeju island combines the four elements to create a fantastic atmosphere. The energy of fire is carried by the volcanoes. The breath of the continual wind recalls the open sea. It invokes the air element in its prime force. It blows an eternal refrain with ardor along the black cliffs that plunge into the ocean. The transparent blue water is revealed by the white sand banks while the black rock gives it indigo hues and a wild temperament. This wild spirit is also inspired by the sea currents forming large waves.
We set up our tent in front of the ocean. We can feel all the elements harmonizing us. They bring us their energy, their wild strength that holds the power of this place.