(Sorry for the long wait. Been busy lately and forgot to upload this. Well, anyway, here it is. Enjoy!)
So 2nd day was frustrating.
Early morning of Day 3, Thursday at 6-7am, my aunt went to the market and bought something to cook for lunch and dinner. So when they arrive at 8am we all started to prepare for our food and the things we need to bring for our trip to some places in Ilocos.
First stop, Portabaga Falls
Portabaga Falls is located in Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan Valley.
This one is the largest and deepest of the 4 pool. It's about 6 feet deep. There is also one for children and the other is a small jacuzzi-like pool for the oldies.
In this photo, there are rock tables and chair where you can dine while the cold water flows.
Second stop is at Bantay Abot Cave
It is Located in Pagudpod, Ilocos Norte.
|(credits to the owner of this photo)|
|Captured it when we were going down|
|This I captured when climbing back up the main road|
..... And then I got a nice shot of tourists who were busy doing some poses hahaha..
When going there wear some comfy clothes and rubbershoes. Flip flops/slippers are not quite good to use in this place because it is too rocky and sandy. I was using slippers at that time so I slipped many times hahaha..
See so crowded. That's how many tourist at that time. It was April so expect many many more.
Third stop and just along the way was Hannah Beach Resort.
|Taken using my hubby's Canon Kiss DSLR|
Actually, we only had few pictures taken and did not stayed long at the resort.
People call it "The Boracay of the North" because of the white sand that resembles Boracay Island.
Just few shots here and there taken at Hannah's and we were off to out next destination.
Forth Stop is Cape Bojeador Lighthouse also known as Burgos Lighthouse.
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.
The light marks the northwestern-most point in Luzon. The northeastern-most being Cape Engaño Lighthouse on Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan.(an exerpt from wikipedia)
Here, we had the time to savor the beautiful scene of Cape Bojeador.
And a glimpse of the lighthouse.
Our last stop is Kapurpurawan Rock Formation also in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
|Kapurpurawan Rock Formation|
It is located on the rocky coast of Burgos, Ilocos Norte. It is known for its creamy white and streamlined limestone formations, which have been sculpted by different oceanic and weather forces. Burgos is located on the northwestern tip of Ilocos Norte.
Before reaching the rock formation, one have to walk for about 10-15 minutes to reach the view deck.
|Some clip from the Epic Story of Lam-Ang|
We weren't able to go to Bangui Windmills because it was already six in the evening and since there are many windmills also in Burgos we just decide to take some pictures of it.
And here is my favorite. The Sunset, Windmills, Mountain and the Sea
For Day 4, early in the morning we went to the market. Bought some pasalubong, goods that aren't sold in Manila like the Gamet, Fresh Karamay, Dried Fish, Squid and Seaweeds and other veggies that are cheaper there than Manila price.
Four days was enough for us to visit some places up north. Though there are more places to visit yet like the Baluarte, Paoay Church and more.
Have any suggestions of places to go up north? Comment below, I might feature it here in the future.