Barks - we were awakened by the barks of the dogs outside. Its our second day in Ilocos and we still have plenty of things to do. We'll be heading north, our next destination was Pagudpud Beach.
9 o'clock AM, we made ourselves ready for our next trip. Towel, soap, extra clothes, pocket money and we're ready to go.
Our first stop, the Paoay lake. Legend has it that there was a prosperous village in this once dry land. However, the wickedness of the people angered God, thus sinking the whole village in a great flood and turned the villagers into fish. Then walla, we have the Paoay lake.
Not too far from the lake, we went next to Maharlika Hall. It is an exclusive place, a golf course I think. Of course we can't afford the place so we just took pictures and continued to our next stop.
|lake view shot of Bon and Roan|
|us with lake background|
|Wih at Maharlika Hall|
|Bon and Maharlika Hall|
|Malacañang of the North|
|the grand staircase|
|the living room|
It was lunch time already and we're all hungry. We saw a lonely carinderia along the road, across it is a windy beach, so we took pictures before we eat. We had an Ilocano meal in the carideria: yummy pinakbet, sinigang na isda and igado, of course with rice and a glass of cold Pop Cola. In a matter of few minutes we're done with our meal, already full and again ready to go. We're getting closer to the Pagudpud beach.
|the five of us|
|feel the wind|
|Ilocano lunch, yum!|
|the wind mills|
|blown by the wind|
|30 in a row|
We left for the beach by 3 PM, nothing excites us more than going to the beach.
Around 3:30 PM, we reached the beach, we then looked for a resort that would accommodate us and Saud Beach Resort was the one. For 100 pesos per person, we entered the beach with an inclusion of a small nipa cottage where we left our things.
The Ilocanos consider this place the "Boracay of the North" for the sands are as white as Boracay's though not as fine, my knees are full of abrasions after we bathed. The ambiance of Pagudpud is really good for a hot summer day and tourists will surely love bathing in its white beaches.
|hey it's me|
We thought the day was over already but we still have one place to visit not so far from the Pagudpud beaches. We're heading to Patapat Viaduct.
Along the way we saw a motorcycle accident, and its motorist injured. We really must put safety first.
The Patapat Viaduct was our last destination. It was built along the coastal area connecting the Maharlika Highway to Cagayan Valley Region. A wrecked ship on the coast adds flavor to the scene.
On the end of the road, we found a mini water falls. The water is cold and they say it has healing properties. We just posed and took pictures then we were on our way back to Paoay.
|the wrecked ship|
|waterfalls at Patapat|
End of Day 2.
Viaje Ilocandia | Old Vigan - Part 1
Viaje Ilocandia | Going Up- Part 2
Viaje Ilocandia | Food Trip Day - Part 3
Viaje Ilocandia | Pasalubong Express - Last Part
Untold Story | Stange Encounter