Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sad Turd Day walk

I'm waking up at 6 a.m. to meet my Korean buddy JW at Yeouido Station. It's a 1-kilometer walk to the bike path from Exit 4. The plan is to walk five hours back to my place, then do lunch or something. I think much will depend on how tired we are. To prep for tomorrow's walk, I broke out my size 12 shoes to see, once again, how comfortable they are. Just like the last time I wore the shoes, everything fit perfectly and was perfectly comfortable. That's good because my size 11.5 shoes aren't helping the chronic ache in my feet.

The Saturday walk takes us past many of the trappings of civilization—restrooms, riverside convenience stores, etc.—so I'm not planning to take much along with me aside from two bandannas, a hat, my toshi, my walking stick, my phone, and maybe my portable power supply. I might or might not take along my contact-lens case; I rarely do that because I take my eyes and eyewear for granted, but you never know: Murphy's Law has a tendency to act up when you're not doing your normal thing, and in my case, walking with a partner is far from a normal thing. We'll see how it goes. JW is way more athletic than I am, so I doubt he'll experience much discomfort along the path... unless his feet start blistering.

JW, who works on Geoje Island four days a week and is tired from traveling, didn't want to meet at my proposed time of 6:30 a.m., which is why we're meeting at 8. I imagine we'll be done around 1 p.m., just in time for lunch. There may or may not be photos. Stay tuned.

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