On March 14th Marin Medak of Slovenia and Simon Osborne of England completed a 21 day 746 miles circumnavigation by kayak of the Korean Peninsula. On the fourth day at Yammi Island Hyocheon, a Buddhist monk, joined the expedition.
Along the way the threesome were "escorted" by the coast guard and police, whether this was for their protection or the prevention of spying was not noted on the Yonhap News Agency web site. The only time they were not shadowed was while kayaking through seaweed plantations.
Along the way they discovered the grand hospitality of the Korean people who put them at night and feed them. What a great way learn about another people and culture than to do it by kayak.