Day 92 of 182 (12 of 14 Korea)

Heavy rain forecast arrived…heavier than expected…yesterday, if we had’ve ignored wardens persistence to relocate tent from grass (our usual preference) to sharp stones (not great for ground sheet/sleep)…would’ve been night time swimming…close call…in a hierarchal culture prioritising ‘saving face’, which translates into a ‘need to know’ style of communication its sometimes difficult differentiating between requests based on uncritical ‘this-is-how-we-have-always-done-things’ and ‘do-this-for-a-good-reason’…this time it paid to just follow orders!
Concern over rising flood level meant temporary cancellation Busan Culture day…Brad alone to police station to tell Jinuk Kim change of plans…Jinuk Kim offers Brad lift back campsite…Brad thinks family & friends might find it funny to see picture Brad arrested in police car…hah hah…asks for funny fake photo to be taken…policemen confused…obliges…Brad takes sneaky selfie back police car…kids been fiddling with camera left automatic Flash on…bright flash of light seen coming back seat police car…police driver turns around…confused…Brad curses bloody camera…apologises many smiles…Brad puts camera away, sits silence…watches road from unusual vantage point…hopes dashed as all Big Black Car Tinted Window SHARKS obeying traffic laws and driving sensibly…
Arrive campsite…rain easing…Sam & Joe beside themselves seeing Dad emerging from police car…Heidi makes coffee for everyone, many photos taken by everyone…change of plan and Clan Carroll RULE THE ROAD as taxi’d to Metro in back of Police Car…
Busan Art Museum (mmm)…return metro…town wander (Urban Korea is INTENSE, amazing how quick we’ve adapted to Beggar Bling Buy Buy Buy), collect Alfred (brand new rear derailleur)…hangout afternoon (a very rare thing)…evening into town watch perfectly pitched ‘Eddie The Eagle’ (how much we miss British humour)…return dry tent dodging puddles…way way past usual ‘bed’ time…boys fall out one another because so late..but worth it…a good ‘city’ day much to remember…
Tomorrow hanging about again (an Indian restaurant WAS spotted) THEN…return ferry entry back into Japan (Inshallah)

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