Kung baga sa puno, ang DAY 1 namin ay hitik na hitik, hindi lang sa bunga kundi pati na rin sa adventure, usok at alikabok! At finally, after such blast whole day, makakaligo na rin ako. Yun nga lang we need to drive 2 more hours pa from Laoag to PAGUDPOD :p
We stayed in one of the famous house/s for rent near Saud Beach in Ilocos Norte. The two-storey house is made of wood and pawid (palm tree). The house for rent is very famous in Ilocos even you come in solo or in group.
FIRST STOP: CAPE BOJEADOR
We've got two days to spare, so we waste no time getting started of our first day in Pagudpod.
Kaso as early as 5AM (group's call time), malakas na pala ang ulan sa labas and our supposedly first stop, Kabigan Falls has postponed in the afternoon. Despite of heavy rain that morning, we tried our luck to fulfill the lined up itinerary so we drove along Patapat Viaduct Bridge but seems the rain poured harder that time.
Thank God, the sun showed up at last as we drove back and decided to go instead at CAPE BOJEADOR.
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos Lighthouse, is a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, that was established during the Spanish Colonial period in the Philippines. It was first lit on March 30, 1892 and is set high on Vigia de Nagparitan Hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador where early galleons used to sail by. After over 100 years, it still functions as a welcoming beacon to the international ships that enter the Philippine Archipelago from the north and guide them safely away from the rocky coast of the town.
|First stop, picture muna pagbaba ng service van|
This is my very first time to see a lighthouse. Sa TV ko lang kasi to nakikita. Wish granted baby!
From where we stand below the towering lighthouse, we can say that it has been used for such a very long time.....
|Collage of HAPPINESS|
|Group picture sa breathtaking view|
|My sisters, palakihan ng hita nalang oh! hehehe|
We arrived at the lighthouse before 10AM. There were many tourists who flocked already at Vigia de Nagparitan Hill, where the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse is located. You can see also alot of vendors along the street.. Sa sobrang inet, mapapabili ka talaga ng inumin especially pag bumaba ka na from the tower, you need to recharge and some liquid.
Sabi nila, dati nung matibay pa ang lighthouse na ito, pwede pumasok ang mga visitors, pero ngayon, hindi na namin naabutan. :(
|You'll be surprise of what to see at the deck. It not only gives you a great view of South China Sea but also the surrounding neighborhood.|
View from the lighthouse deck
|Ang pumo project no.2|
|Climbing the terrace of the first building, you will pass by a short dark corridor to get to the foot of the stairs leading to the tower.|
At this point, you will be asked to pay just a little fee for the maintenance of the said lighthouse. There were also some souvenirs along the dark hallway that you can buy.
Ay bigla may nag emote...
Cape Bojeador is a must see historical landmark in Ilocos so make sure when you go up North, you wouldn't miss this out.
Note: I am now suffering from severe itchiness all over my body due to german measles. Kaya ito lang muna kaya ko i post.. Kati talaga, pero habang binabasa niyo to hindi naman kayo mai infect right? till then............
DAY 1 (PART I) Baluarte ni Chavit, Hidden Garden, Pagburnayan Pottery
DAY 1 (PART II) Crisologo Mansion, Heritage Village, Bantay Bell Tower
DAY 1 (PART III) Laoag Sand Dunes and Sand Bashing
DAY 1 (PART IV) Herencia Cafe, Paoay Church, Paoay Lake, Fort Ilocandia