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.