the last and final stop of our ilocos adventure, pagudpod..
day 2: january 16, 2011 / sunday
it was past lunchtime when we leave vigan to go back to laoag and then transfer to another bus going to pagudpod. it was almost a 2-hour bus ride on an ordinary bus na sobrang high-tech ng bintana at muntik pang makaipit ng manang ale si mapanuri. kahit ngarag sa bus ride, sobrang natuwa ako ng nakita ko ang beach! ang babaw diba? kasi naman walang beach sa manila, hehehe, saka i find it relaxing just being on a beach with the sound of the waves on the shore, emo mode!
we're supposed to meet our tour guide/driver, kuya arnel, at 2pm to start the southbound tour pero dahil late kami at maulan pa daw sa pupuntahan namin, he decided to postpone the tour and start it the next day. dahil 40 minutes pa ang byahe papunta sa hotel kung saan kami nakareserve, kuya arnel suggested that we stay somewhere na malapit lang sa town proper para we can early start the tour the following day. he offered cathy's home-stay.
cathy's home-stay is only a 10-minute drive from the town where we choose to stay kasi affordable nga naman compared to other at sobrang bait pa ni ate cathy. it only costs us 1K for the aircon room with 3 beds and a common CR, sulit na sulit. ate cathy did even cook us our diner which is noodles lang naman, hehehe. sobrang lamig kasi dun at diet kami. very accommodating si ate cathy at kakwentuhan pa namin. it is also a few steps away from the beach at sobrang ganda ng view dito, just look at the pictures to see for yourself. enjoy the sunset :)
|so lovin this :)|
day 3: january 17, 2011 /monday
|was supposed to view the sunrise pero maulap at nagtago ang haring araw|
7am call time and our tour starts. since apat lang kami, 2 tricycles ang gamit namin. kung maramihan kayo, kuya arnel has his van na pedeng gamitin. and the cost of this tour, 500php per head (600 nga daw ang talagang bayad pero since hindi naman peak season un, natawaran namin c kuya arnel, bait diba).
first stop of the northbound tour, the patapat viaduct. sabi ni kuya arnel (yes, may trivia from our tour guide), noong dati na wala pa ang viaduct, sa taas ng bundok ang daanan. mas convenient na ang travel thru this viaduct, galing!
isang resort ang agua grande and it uses the water from the falls that go straight directly into the sea.
kalbario-patapat natural park
i don't why its called a natural park pero parang hindi naman kasi park ito considering its space, isang waterfalls na may mini-groto sa tabi. diba pagpark, malaki dapat ang lugar kung saan pwedeng magbike paikot, hehehe. anyways, they said na miraculous ang tubig dito kasi may mga taong kumukuha ng tubig dito para ipainom sa may sakit. i did taste the water and wala namang akong sakit so bale wala din :)
|side trip: ang barkong ng cause ng oil spill last year daw at nasa shoreline na lang|
funny how is sounds but this timmangtang rock is one rock that you won't get to see everyday, o kung malikot ang pag-iisip mo ay makikita mo din ito kahit saan, hehehe..
bantay abot cave
bantay abot cave - naubusan na ako ng description :Dto be continued on the next post..