Friday, October 16, 2009

mairaira beach pagudpud - west coast

in this area, no one seems to rake the sands clean. coral remains, rocks, pebbles and shells of sorts abound this part of Mairaira's shoreline. west of the main beach area.
when i was a kid, after hours of swimming, we would always end the day by picking shells. but for the locals here, it seems like these sea jewels are too ordinary for them to keep.
this side of the beach is also the surfer's haven because of the break water. they say the nearby Kapuluan resort house a lot of surfers both locals and foreigners. if you zoom the photo here, you can see some of the surfers.
a great view of the Dos Hermanos islands or the Two Brothers islands can be seen from this point. if the weather would have been better, we could have crossed and explored the island. another reason for us to return to this beach.
what's good about this shoreline, is it's too accessible from the main beach area. just a short walk either along the shore or through the unpaved road, you can easily reach this area.i dedicate this series to the locals of Ilocos Norte who were largely affected by the tropical storm Pepeng. we were there two weeks before it hit Northern Luzon.

32 comments:

-ellesig- said...

the shore looks raw not like in those crowded and commercialized beaches which is good - for me.

yay! first honor! :)

Pacey said...

Wow, what a great place to be. Will surely check this out if you say it is a surfer's camp. Thanks for the tip. Ayo-ayo.

Photo Cache said...

that's a place I like, uncrowded and noncommercialized. love to camp there.

Pietro said...

What a quiet and beautiful beach, Dong. Nice shots!
About the Award, I've created it for all the friends who follow my blog: so, if you wish, you can take and put it on your site, you deserve it!

Chyng said...

haay, another reminder na kelangan ko na ng bakasyon..

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous. I like these very much. The seashell is gorgeous.

Theonoski said...

looks like an unspoiled beach here.ganda!

KRIS JASPER said...

Dong!

OMG! Do u ever rest?

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

If they have surf breaks like that ordinarily, imagine what it would have looked like at the height of Typhoon Pepeng.

gillboard said...

gusto ko yang shell dun sa second picture.

Borneo Falcon said...

Wonder how this place looks like after the storm

alicesg said...

Lovely to see these shells on the beach. We dont get to see anymore of these shells on our beaches.

bluedreamer27 said...

Hello my friend sorry if i am not being around here in your blog for such a long time... I have so many important things to do, we are affected by Typhoon Ondoy whoi attacked the Philippines recently, Im helping my dad in fixing the damages brought to us by that natural calamity, I know every thing will be back to normal... Its nice to be here again in your blog
Hope you have a great day and God Bless

By the way i got a new site, hope you can visit me there if you have time
Blue Dreamer

Sidney said...

Good you were not there during the typhoon.

Looks nice and unspoiled by tourism!

IN LOVE¿ said...

Mabato pero ganda ng mga shells and stones in different shapes and colors lalo na yung nasa kamay mo ang ganda?

I am Xprosaic said...

naks! at least you're safe and di na naabutan pa ng bagyo... pero mukhang kelangan ata nakasandals pagnaglalakad sa shores ah... jijijijiji

witsandnuts said...

I used to pick up some shell, too, when I'm visiting a beach. Especially the irregular ones. The black shell in the photo seems unusual (at least in my eyes). =)

nuts said...

what is this black jewels? pebbles ba yun?

bing said...

i love sea shells. and you had captured them nice, dong!

alkapon said...

pagudpud? sa ilocos norte ba yan? ang ganda pala.

Reena said...

ganda nga in pagudpud. once palang ako nakapunta dun. :) sabagay maganda nga in ilocos. the beaches are still unspoiled. i hope you get to go back with your friends again soon.

Raft3r said...

parang maalon o sign of things to come ba yon?

sana nga makaahon agad mga nasalanta ni pepeng

happy weekend, dong!

bw said...

nice and quiet place. this is a really pristine area. unspoiled.

julie said...

Parang pang-Survivor series :)

Sassy Mom said...

I haven't been there but I have heard a lot great raves about the place. Nice shots. Have a great weekend.


My entry is here.

Joel CJ Senico Aba said...

Great scene... how i wish going there.. there's something strange i feel when i see beaches... hmmm....

Anyway, care to exchange links? Holla at my page...

Joel here. =)

wait said...

i love the second Pic!

docgelo said...

perfect serenity! i like the photo of the white coral the most.

dodong flores said...

Nice set of photos as always. I hope the beauty of the place was not destroyed by super-typhoon Pepeng...

rochellesychua said...

wow! :)

aquamarine said...

wow, ilocos-pagudpud!i just wanna go home..sir dong,its also popularly named as blue lagoon(take a peak at my profile pic,same location)

thank you for featuring one of ilocos' finest!keep up..

glad to be back,been busy taking care of our baby.

Shadows of Me said...

very nice place... by the way.. can we exchange links?

Shadows of me

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