Squid Boats and Island Dusk

Squid fishing’s big on Ulleungdo.  It’s done at nighttime, when old Korean fisherman pull out in boats strung with long hanging bulbs that plunge light deep below the sea’s surface, luring the creatures toward their next-day destiny of drying out in the sun. 

I’m not drawn toward spending days out on an open ocean, but I love strolling through ports like this one in Jeodongni, the island’s second-biggest (but still village-like) settlement.  Old, rusty boats rock against the dock at dusk, waiting to set out for the evening’s catch.

Candlestick Rock--the village landmark

Ulleungdo's squid-boy mascot

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6 thoughts on “Squid Boats and Island Dusk

  1. Courtney, I love your site. The photos and info are just so amazing and interesting. Good for you, staying another yr. We think of you often. Talked to your Dad & Colleen last nite. By the way, who’s Joe? Take Care Be Safe. We love you.

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