Places & Experiences

Hello Ilocos (Part 2)

Day 2 – Laoag

We woke up early and had breakfast before we started our second day tour.
Our first stop was the Bangui Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte. I was so excited to see these things up close. I thought these were only found in other countries, but it was a good thing that we had them here in the Philippines. These were built in order to have an alternative source of  renewable energy for the region. The wind mills were built on a shoreline off Bangui Bay. All 20 of them are formed a line. I was really awestruck to see these structures. 

There were also lots of miniature souvenirs one can take home. 🙂
We then traveled to the town of Pagudpud. Once there, we did a short trek to Kaibigan Falls. The entire trek was about 1 km to the falls. The view were mostly country side, trees and streams. It was quite relaxing.

The water was so cold that we didn’t get to jump in. Only my friends were brave enough to do so.
We spent a few minutes dipping our feet in the water and resting. Then, we made our way back. We hurried a little since the sun was already high up the sky.
Before we headed to the beach, we made a stop in Patapat Viaduct just to take a few photos. The scenery was really gorgeous! This bridge connects Ilocos Norte to the Cagayan Valley region, which is already on the other side of the map. It was like standing on the nothernmost tip of the Luzon island.

It was almost lunchtime when we reached Pagudpud beach. We spent the entire afternoon enjoying the sun, sand, and waves. People who visit here can do other activities such as riding the banana boat and jet ski for a fee.

(Third day on next post.)

I am a wife to Francis and a mother to Olivia. I am an avid reader, but a frustrated writer. Maybe considered a millennial, but very much of a "manang".

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