It has been blowing a merry weather all day here on Jeju Island. The kids had half a day and were all out of school in Jeju City by or after lunch. Some kindergarten students didn’t even go in. Yet as I write this at around 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon we have just passed the strongest time for Typhoon Danas. Jeju City… seems… okay.
The coast, however, is being battered by big waves.
To be honest I don’t think it is a good day to be out on an Olle route. Yet I’m sure there are some adventure seekers out there.
Even if you’re walking tomorrow (which is a Wednesday and a national holiday in Korea) please keep in mind Jeju Olle Trail crosses streams which will be swollen and exit into the ocean. Route 7 and 10 spring to mind immediately. Especially the start of Route 10 where rocks may have moved or cliff faces may be sodden under the heavy rainfall. A spot on Route 18 after Sarabong springs to mind too.
Basically be careful out there. Please follow the detour and alternative routes offered which get around the unsafe areas.
I translated some guidelines for the Jeju Olle Trail Facebook Page earlier which are worth taking a look at here.