Woman of the Sea

An 80 year old Korean Haenyeo - Deep Sea Divers

On a recent trip to Jeju Island, we visited the Haenyeo Museum, where we learned about the women deep sea divers of Korea.  While touring about, we had opportunity to stop and take pictures.  We ended up helping drag their heavy bags of freshly harvested seaweed from the ocean, where they dried it alongside the road.  The woman we met is 80 years old.

Fresh Seaweed

Drying in the Sun

Me and my Haenyeo


About UnderCoverChris

An American traveler teaching English in South Korea. See the world through my eyes.
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