Smog or Nuclear Fallout?

As we head back to the northweast corner of South Korea today, a highlight of our journey looms – the visit to Soraksan National Park and the last of our hiking torture. But two things make me suspicious;

(a) The autumn colours seem to far more accentuated today than on previous days

(b) this is the worst day for smog so far – at least we think it’s smog

(c) we’re back in the military-heavy part of South Korea – but there’s helicopters around and all the soldier boys are standing to attention as we pass by – looks like heightened military alert.

 That nuclear test by the North Koreans this morning was underground wasn’t it?


2 Responses to Smog or Nuclear Fallout?

  1. Ricardo October 10, 2006 at 10:41 am #

    A mere matter of days after gareth and co left Alaska on their north american jaunt the Alaskan pipleine was cut. Now, while still in the korean peninsula, North Korea sets off a nuclear test.Coincidence?

  2. T H Lee October 15, 2006 at 11:51 am #

    I am Korean (a science teacher)
    I’m pleased to see you guys had a good time in Korea.
    Let me give you some explanations.

    1. The “smog” of Mt. Sorak might be originated not from
    air pollution but from some sort of atmospheric phenomena ( humidity, temperature and so on )

    2. The helicopters which were hovering over you were not
    only for military aim but also for watching fires and climbers’ safety and some times for news broadcast.

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