KOREAN TRIP:DAY 10 – GANGCHON RAIL PARK & HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 142
Despite the sunny weather, it was quite breezy, and my hat was blown off. The first section was about 6 km , and took us an hour to pedal by feet. There were safe distances between each carriage, and there was a hand brake, if we needed an urgent stop. The more exciting part was the speed down the gradient, and entering dark tunnels with flashing lights sync with loud Korean pop music, and out again in the open day light with beautiful sceneries of verdant hills, paddy fields, clear meandering river, and blue sky.
My haiku/senryu: echoes 141:
excite through tunnel
darkness and light co-exist
end of tunnel light
We paused at the transfer station for rest and toilet. The journey continued with a “romantic” train ride for 20 min.; not personal romance, but nostalgic romance with old train engine and deck.