A Roadtrip to Pagudpud Ilocos Norte PH

I tagged along my friend Tristan to Pagudpud during my stay in Ilocos Sur. We left Sta. Maria around 8am and then dropped by at the nearby Jollibee for breakfast. After our breakfast, we headed to Pagudpud sleeping throughout the trip because we only had 3 hours of sleep the night before. We arrived in Pagudpud around noon time.

Our first plan was to visit the lighthouse, but when we arrived at the entrance, we were told that we cannot bring our car due to road construction, because it was so hot and we were all hungry, we decided to skip the lighthouse and headed to the beach right away. 

Since I was still groggy, I don’t have my usual energy. But the moment I saw the beach, Bam! I GOT MY ENERGY BACK! So after our lunch at Hannah’s Restaurant I ran off to the beach and started shooting with my iPhone. I use my phone in almost all my travels. 

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Since the weather that time was a bit darkcast, most of my photos were bad. Good thing I was able to adjust the lighting during post-processing, thanks to VSCO. For most of my photos, I used hb2, hb1, a6 or c1 depending on the mood I want for my photos. 

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No filter. The skies turned darker and we suspected it would rain, so before it happened we managed to change location so we can maximize our road trip.

 

Our next stop was Patapat Viaduct. It is long bridge connecting Ilocos Norte and the Cagayan Valley. And it’s the fourth longest bridge in the Philippines.

The bridge offers great view of the bay. Truly breathtaking and enchanting. <3

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I just have to try the Nature’s spring. hehe!

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After Patapat Bridge we headed to Bangui Wind Farm, unfortunately it rained so I asked our driver to leave and hopefully catch the sunset in Kapurpurawan. Luckily, leaving Bangui as soon as the rain started was a good choice. We arrived in Kapurpurawan right before the sunset.

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I captured this beautiful rainbow. I love rainbows. For me, it’s a personal reminder that God keeps His promise. 

I enjoyed horseback-riding to the White Rock Formations. This is Jay-Ar, my assigned horse. Thank you for being well-behaved Jay-Ar. I hope to see you again when I come back. 🙂

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When we got to the White Rocks, I wasn’t able to maximize the beauty of the whole rock formations because there were a lot of tourists that came before us. So I am in the corners, trying to enjoy my own view. haha!

 

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We waited for the sun to set before we head back to Ilocos Sur.
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We had different route on our way back home and dropped by this beautiful Catholic Church in Paoay.

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There were lots of places and experiences that I have missed. But it’s fine because I’m coming back to Ilocos anyway. 🙂
PS. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to include budget and expenses breakdown because this trip was free. Hehe!  

Love lots.💕

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