Casting Wishes in the Sands

I was walking by the wayside Casting wishes in the wind Fading foosteps long the sea side As the tides come rushing in. Thrust away the burdens and sorrows, Leave the heartache to tomorrow Take a breath and sooth heart’s furrows Tracing patterns in the sands. Remembering the sands of Jeju whole still in lockdown – hoping to return soon! Continue reading Casting Wishes in the Sands

The Waves Rise Up to Meet You

Today we’re fondly remembering Jeju Island in all of its glory! We were hoping to be able to return next month since Americans can still visit S. Korea visa-free for 90days. However we then learned the two week quarantine at government facilities can cost as much as $2,000 per person. On top of flights, that’s not realistic. So we’re looking elsewhere in Asia for now. … Continue reading The Waves Rise Up to Meet You

The Wild Preserves of Mark Twain Lake

With the wind caressing my shoulders and the sun warming my face, let nature take its course for I am fearless as the wild oaks of old. We stopped to visit the sceanic views of Mark Twain Lake near Hannibal, MO, USA. This area offers natural habitats fir many little and large creatures including the migratory birds. You may not be able to see them, … Continue reading The Wild Preserves of Mark Twain Lake

The Ocean’s Story Facade

The Ocean has its silent caves, Deep, quiet, and alone; Though there be fury on the waves, Beneath them there is none. The awful spirits of the deep Hold their communion there; And there are those for whom we weep, The young, the bright, the fair. Calmly the wearied seamen rest Beneath their own blue sea. The ocean solitudes are blest, For there is purity. … Continue reading The Ocean’s Story Facade

Kkatte Coffee – Jeju Island

We recently moved to a new location, and went in pursuit of coffee and necessities shopping this morning. Ended up in a small town Pyoseon (표선) about 45 minutes away by bus. Stumbled on this neat little second-story coffee shop by the folk village stop. Directions ⛱️ You can take several buses from Jeju International Airport (I recommend using KakaoMap in English). Bus 121 is … Continue reading Kkatte Coffee – Jeju Island