Monday, April 12, 2010

i heart ilocos DAY 2: tour of the south

13. feb.2010
Started our second day by swimming since our tour of the south will commence after lunch.

Pagudpud's sand (Saud Beach) is not as powdery in texture as Boracay's but still the sand is fine and white. The waves that day were strong maybe because it rained earlier that morning, but it didn't stop us from swimming. None of us are good swimmers so as a safety precaution we just stayed near the shore. And aside from strong waves , there are also sudden 'drops' in the sand, so be extra careful and alert.

big waves

group jumping shot

after an hour or 2 of swimming,its time for our tour.

let the tour of the south begin...

the girls

Cape Bojeador Lighthouse

The lighthouse is believed to be the highest lighthouse in the Philippines. We went up the lighthouse. Steph, Vina and I climb up to the top but didn't stayed long ( maybe just for 1 minute, then we got down), it was scary because the wind was so strong. We were afraid we're gonna be blown away and be carried off to South China Sea. hehe!

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Puraw in Ilokano dialect means white; kapurpurawan when translated in Tagalog means Kaputi-putian. A bit of walking is required to view these amazing rock formations. From afar, I can see that these unbelievable rock structures are impressive . but when I saw it up-close, I was awed by its beauty. These rock formation are a stunner. I do hope the local government of Ilocos would take good care of these natural wonder.

a real stunner

having fun

awesome wonder

enjoying God's wonderful creation

Bangui Windmills

We enjoyed the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation so much that we didn't notice the time. It's nearly sunset and we might not be able to see the windmills. Thankfully, we made it just in time to take pictures before it becomes completely dark. Our guide said that, the windmills faces the South China Sea from where the wind blows; it provides the much needed power requirement of Ilocos Norte.

just before sunset

before darkness envelopes the place


To capped our awesome adventure that day, we had a hearty dinner at Emohruo RestoBar. The food was great and really affordable.

Emohruo (our home) read backwards

steph solb

gone fast!

as evidenced in the photos above, the barbecue platter was a hit! and Steph was bondat! :D

What a way of storing up energy for our Day3 tour. hehe! Laoag, Paoay and Batac tour, up next!


pmm012 said...

been years since ive been to ilocos..i like the 3rd pic in the Kapurpurawan rock formations.. nive shot..

pmm012 said...

.. and ive never been to the lighthouse... have to put that on my "where to go" list..

gaiLie said...

you should revisit ilocos. :) it's really nice there. but try doing it on jan or feb, when the weather is just nice. coz it's really hot if you visit during summer.

roanne said...

ang ganda!!!! :( gusto ko rin... parang hindi sa pilipinas...

gaiLie said...

@roanne: yep, parang hinde sa pinas noh? ung rock formations parang miniature grand canyon na color white, tpos yung windmills parang sa europe lang. :D ganda tlaga ng pinas. :)

sa susunod mong bakasyon, try mong bisitahin ilocos.