Feeling adventuresome on our day off - decided to try to find coast from our house! We had heard it wasn't that far. Using iPhone Maps app, we found it. Here is a progression of videos:
Here are some other pics along the way--
An interesting car repair shop
Entertainment zone ahead, with fever
Colorful gas station
Post Office in the town of Toke
Went in to mail a package and Barbara took this from the parking lot- a picture of one of the ever present apartment buildings called danchi.
Barber shop where they take your hair off
This is Toke Chapel, the church where Dave goes to teach English twice a week. Some of the students had mentioned going to the seashore. Talking to them made us decide to try and find it.
This place buys gold, platinum, etc.
Sand is a different color than what we are used to in NC & SC
So wide and clean, and we were expecting more rocky terrain.
Lots of tire tracks, so it appears driving is allowed. Or maybe just official vehicles.
Not sure what was up with this boat - it says "Coconuts Resort"
It was full of rope and nets
There were a few fishermen set up with nets and lines
Some local color. Or not so local.
The shrine of this beach
On the way back home
We picked up some shells and washed them up when we got home.
God's hand painting is incredible.
"By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one." Hebrew 11:11-16