ILOCOS NORTE | Gray Morning at Pagudpud’s Saud Beach | Lakad Pilipinas

At Pagudpud's Saud Beach

Manila was overcast and the air was electric with rain as we boarded the RCJ bus bound for Ilocos Norte. This was supposed to be a summer getaway but the rains pouring over the metro the previous days were becoming more and more frequent. It was the last days of May and summer was about to end. 

We slept away the twelve-hour midnight ride to Pagudpud, waking up only for the occasional Saud Beach, Pagudpudstops along the road. I was hoping to catch the sunrise at Saud but was sorely disappointed upon waking up and finding the bus filled with the golden light of the early morning as we passed by the towering Bangui Windmills, too bad.


It was around six in the morning when we finally alighted from the bus and flagged a tricycle for Saud. The warm yellow light that greeted us earlier seemed to be disappearing across the horizon as our tricycle sped away; gray clouds incoming.

Strong winds and huge waves greeted us at Saud Beach. The usual bright green waters were pallid gray and the majestic rays of the rising sun was blocked off by thick clouds.

Times like these, you have to make do with what is presented to you. The twelve-hour night ride wasn’t about to go to waste just because the sun was unable to break through the blanket of clouds; we still have the churning sea and the jagged rock formations of Pagudpud to photograph anyways.

Saud Beach, Pagudpud
Saud Beach, Pagudpud
Saud Beach, Pagudpud Saud Beach, Pagudpud

 

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, July 12, 2010

15 comments:

  1. looove the 3rd pic!!!

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  2. Yeah! great capture!

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  3. naka-auto lang lagi WB mo? I got the Tokina 11-16mm din, I love it.
    Anyways, I've always been fascinated with your captures. Ü

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  4. Thanks guys!

    Kat, naka cloudy lagin white balance ko. Pero naka raw ako so minsan pinapalitan ko sya during processing. Wow may ultra-wide ka na rin! Congrats!

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  5. love the tones on every pic! kelan ka nagpunta dito, men? :-)

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  6. Sir Alaric, last May pa hehe. Backlog lang kaya ngayun lang naipost hehe

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  7. Hi! How much are the bus rides to Pagudpud?

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  8. Dani
    It was Php600.00 one way, Manila to Pagudpud, a year ago. Do call the number I posted above for an updated fare. :]

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  9. adventurousfeet
    Tripod lang kelangan mo dyan and ND filters =)

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  10. planning for a pagudpud trip you may contact our tour guide roland villaluz@cp#09275590818 and jomar villaluz@cp#09203183945.

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  11. yes. the operative phrase is "make do" pero excellently done naman. love the rock formations even more with the water embracing them as shown on your photography

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  12. Turista Trails
    Thanks! But it surely would be better with nicer lights :)

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