Wednesday, October 14, 2009

we thought it was just a series of unfortunate events - mairaira blue lagoon

we were supposed to be on the bus from Manila to Laoag at around 11:00pm but ended up riding the 4:00am bus. it was Friday night on a long weekend and a crowd of people were all there eagerly waiting for their tickets.
we spent the night chatting, waiting and hoping that the earliest bus from Laoag arrives early. the bus left at around 4:20am and so we were still hopeful that we will arrive mid afternoon in Ilocos Norte. but not when we learned that our bus needs repair and so we have to transfer to another bus without the bus operators informing us. we then transferred to another bus whose air condition system was not working.
when we reached the boarder of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, we stopped for about 30minutes because the bridge was under repair and so we ended up arriving in Laoag by 5:00pm good enough to catch the last bus to Pagudpud.
we rode a tricycle down to Mairaira beach and arrived just in time for dinner. we found a hut owned by one of the locals and enjoyed the night sharing all what we've experienced in this trip. the next day we woke up 4:30am expecting a beautiful sunrise but it rained. so we just lied down and rested again.
before 6:00am, we noticed that the rain stopped and so we went out set our cameras. then we realized that this wasn't a series of unfortunate experience.

30 comments:

docgelo said...

after what you've experienced on your trip on way to pagudpud, i think nature has her way of compensating for all of it. rainbow as they say, appears after the rain.

Raft3r said...

the last photo is my favorite
ganda ng mga ulap

Blue Rose said...

wow! galing kayo pagudpud. more pictures please. hehehe.

sheng said...

wow, it was worth it naman pala...

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahhahaha at least diba nakakahabol pa rin... kahit ano pa ang nangyari kumukuha pa din ng pix... jejejejejejjeje

ALiNe said...

Atig,.. buti nakauwi kayo :)

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

The best part of any adventure is always the journey. However long the bus ride must have been, that could only mean you have a great story to tell.

uncleawang said...

Nice series of adventure..looking forward of more photos.I love nature.

chubskulit said...

Nice journey dong.... Love the last pic the most!

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eunice said...

Hi Dong ho! What a series of "mishap"! Anyway I guess we all encountered such inconveniences before... nonetheless, u brought back great shots! :D

Photo Cache said...

it's always the journey that usually yields the most memorable moments more than the destination.

witsandnuts said...

I almost titled my Ondoy related posts as series of unfortunate events. Haha.

PUSANG-gala said...

ito ba yung time na di na tumila ang ulan at tuluyan nan g lumubog ang Manila?

my friend was also in Ilocos that time at maulap lang dw...... pero dito. catastrophe na.sigh

luna miranda said...

glorious beach! long bus trips are always interesting...after all, it's all about the journey, not the destination.:P

Sidney said...

You guys don't sleep much! That is quite a distance to catch a sunset...:-)
By now you must have seen all the beautiful beaches in Luzon!

Reena said...

wow ang ganda ng ilocos! balita ko nga magaganda mga ilocana eh. hahaha. :D

i love all these shots. :) i'm looking forward to the next set. :D

Borneo Falcon said...

Wow! I probably will have a hard time to open my eyes after enduring those journey

carlotta said...

that last picture is simply amazing. i love the way the sunlight lines the clouds with a golden color. :)

gillboard said...

i liked the last picture... may pagkasymbolic. specially after what happened in the last few weeks.

Pacey said...

That's always a situation that we travelers should be ready and flexible always, it just happens at times. :) I love that shot of the sand (3rd I guess). Pls. visit me at my new blog and have a nice week.

alkapon said...

These are very nice photo shots.. ang galeng..

i like all those photos..

Lantaw said...

talikod-genic pala ang mowdel mo LOL

eli said...

i've been to paguspod before pero sayang..wala akong dalang camera . hehe

nice. galing ng shoots.

Hilda said...

Sounds like an awful trip to me. Glad you still got some great photos!

BlogusVox said...

Ang galing ng kuha doon sa last pic. Very "dramatic" ang skyline!

fufu said...

yeah i remember my trip to hundred islands with my friends too...we chatted like couple of hours before we hopped on the bus at 1am and reach there in the morning :)

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

the "hickups" and difficulties you experience added to the romance of the travel - and looking at how beautiful the place is, it's worth it!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

the "hickups" and difficulties you experience added to the romance of the travel - and looking at how beautiful the place is, it's worth it!

darkhorse said...

ganda talga ng Ilocos tsk....alaga kc ni Marcos hahaha - great pics npasyal ako minsan sa Fort Ilocandia dumaan lng ganda eh...tc

IN LOVE¿ said...

ano yung mga pointed mountains from afar @dong?

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