Sunday, June 26, 2011

Part10: Vigan-Laoag-Pagudpud Day3 - Bangui Windmills on our way to Laoaog Airport

Its time for us to bid goodbye to this beautiful land.  Before checking out, we took this chance to take some pictures with the place, and with Ate Cathy & Kuya Arnel. 

Saud Beach, the view few meters away from Cathy's Homestay


Saud Beach infront of Terra Rika and Apo Idon Resort

The group with kuya Arnel and ate Cathy


Because we missed visiting Bangui windmills on our second day, our last but not the least destination will be the windmills.  Located in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, 70-meter high windmills in Bangui is the first wind farm in the Philippines built by Northwind Power Development Corporation, locally known as the Bangui Bay Wind Power Project.  A very ideal source of electricity, the windmills is placed on a shoreline facing the South China Sea in which strong winds occurs, especially during typhoon (taking advantage! brilliant!).  Truly a genuine project, that i hope will not be associated with political issues of the local government.  I heard they still plan to add more and more windmills, a great news and a big help in reducing global warming. 



More than its great benefit,  this is a lovely sight to behold with its great huge structure. This is open to public, so everyone is allowed to witness its exceptional attraction.  My friends joke around upon seeing the windmills... "Ang laki! Ang haba! Ang tulis!" Hahaha.


You can try to check out KangKang Cafe (though we haven't tried it because we're in a hurry), located 2.5 kms away from the windmills entrance (you'll see a sign there).  So far, it is the only business establishment near Bangui windmills which serves coffee of course and other refreshments. 

I think every photographer's dream was to take a photo of it during sunset.  I maybe a super novice when it comes to photography but I wanted to have that shot.  Unfortunately dark clouds are following us. Hehe, in fact it rained hard after we enjoyed the view.

Vendors sell magnet/keychain souvenirs in Bangui windmills (3 for Php100)

We had our take out dinner in Laoag City proper then proceed to Laoag airport.  It's a good thing that we did that, because we didn't see any food stalls at the Departure Area or maybe they're closed. Terminal fee is still at Php40/head. 

Finally, I was able to finish this post, thanks to those who find time reading and patiently wait for my series.  My next post will be our itinerary and expenses and the list of hotels that I've searched during planning on this trip.

Happy Ilocos Trip everyone!! :)

Thank you for reading my post.  Please do not COPY my posts on your sites, and take any of my pictures without my permission. Good vibes! Good karma! :)

This is part 10 of MY ILOCOS SERIES






43 comments:

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

see, ganyan din ang nakita kong Saud beach, maybe because I was too early kaya nagulat ako sa piscture perfect shots ng Saud beach ni Ed.

nice yung windmills noh. super like ko xa. nahiya lang ako bumili ng souvenir ref magnet. ewan ko ba. haha

Pinoy Adventurista said...

wahahaha!!! sabay nga tayo natapos... hehehe!!! madami kasi pwedeng isulat about Ilocos Norte, kaya humaba ang series! I've followed your series, very well written and the photos are simply amazing! :)

Ate Grace said...

Sana nakagpagpabili ako sa'yo ng ref magnet. Hahaha!

phingtravels said...

I will be here this October and will keep in mind the tips you have posted! I will read more lalo na sa expenses :-)

tina said...

Thanks for the tips Ca! Love your Ilocos series :D

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Your photo of the windmill with pink-tinged sky is kikayly stunning!

lakwatsera de primera said...

I agree with Gay, i like that windmill shot as well!

Islandvacations said...

Oh! really nice beach. The windmill pictures are really close to my heart.. .reminds me of my travel to Castilla La Mancha in Spain.

adventurousfeet said...

@thepinaysolobackpacker samin then, walang araw that time to get a picture perfect shot of saud.

adventurousfeet said...

@pinoy adventurista, correct! thanks i also love your sandboarding experience :)

adventurousfeet said...

@ate grace
pagpunta mo sa bahay abutan kita :)

adventurousfeet said...

@phingtravels
my post on itinerary & expenses, is already posted :) thank you for visiting
http://adventurousfeet.blogspot.com/2011/06/3d2n-complete-itinerary-of-vigan-laoag.html

adventurousfeet said...

@pinaytraveljunkie
i'll remember that term kikay. :) super thank you!

adventurousfeet said...

@lakwatsera de primera
Thanks too claire! :) idol kasi kita! :)

adventurousfeet said...

@islandvacations
oh never been to spain or any other country. maybe someday :)

adventurousfeet said...

@tina
thanks tina as always :)

My Lovely Adventures said...

Ang gaganda ng mga pics! Sana makapunta din ako sa Bangui windmills someday. Sa mga pictures ko lang nakikita to eh. Btw, I love the last pic. Ang cute nung keychain na windmill. Keep on exploring! :-)

Ian said...

the Bangui Windmills seems a sight to behold. This is a good news that Ilocos is practicing - helping the environment and making a green campaign against global warming - I'm always in support of this.

adventurousfeet said...

@mylovelypictures
agree the keychain is simply cute, kaya yata ko napabili

adventurousfeet said...

@ian
yes i'm in support of this as well. hope to have more of alternative sources of energy here in the Philippines

JeffZ said...

there's only one thing that I've missed during our pagudpud trip.. :) hindi ako nakapag beach bum! :) hehe lakas kasi ng alon that time and sobrang pagod kami sa byahe.. pero solb solb naman sa mga napuntahan.. :)

Anonymous said...

may entrance fee po upon visiting the bangui windmills?

adventurousfeet said...

nope wala po

backpacking mom said...

hi cant help but comment.. (which i usually doesn't do) .. ur tips are sooo helpful.. we're planning a trip with my 7 year old daughter this holy week.. we"ll just go there by bus, the picture of the sleeper bus makes her more excited!! thanks again..

Anonymous said...

just want to say tnx so much for posting...its a big help for me coz were palnning to visit Ilocos as soon as my husband arrives from Korea...I dont have any idea about d place but seeing ur pix cant wait any longer...God bless on ur nxt trip!

Denz said...

Very helpful blog post! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to Vigan tomorrow and will also visit laoag and pagudpud. This 10 web pages of blog post helped me a lot to get important information.

Bevs said...

Kaya po ba ung Pagudpud & Laoag tour ng walang tour guide?

adventurousfeet said...

thanks denz! enjoy your vacation!

adventurousfeet said...

thanks and godbless!

adventurousfeet said...

if you planned it well, saying alam mo na pano puntahan ung mga gusto mo puntahan, pwede naman.. sa pagudpud you can rent a tricycle naman they have halfday tour naman

epol apol said...

Hi there! I enjoyed reading through your posts... thanks for sharing! We are planning on our Ilocos trip this July and my friend came across your site and made everyone read thru it. Super helpful! Thanks again!

April

Bevs said...

Thanks! :) may public transpo available naman po ba ang pag-tour sa Laoag? nakita ko kasi is nagrenmt kayo ng van, eh dalawa lang kasi kami magtatravel...thank you so much!

adventurousfeet said...

may mga nagttour din naman po na nagcommute lang. Ask the locals there how to get to each destination. :)

Anonymous said...

can i get Kuya Arnel's number?

Anonymous said...

galing! hoping my next destination....

Lara Monique Asis said...

Nakakinspire ang blog mo. Parang nakapag tour na ko pagkatapos ko to mabasa. Looking forward to my Ilocos trip this November. Thank you so much to your blog. I'll use this as my guide! :)

adventurousfeet said...

thanks!

adventurousfeet said...

thanks! enjoy your trip :)

Ana Alzona said...

Hi! I really enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the virtual tour, it's outstandingly useful. I hope to visit Ilocos in the near future.

adventurousfeet said...

thanks ana :)

Sole Pendulum said...

An ganda ng windmill shot. This Ilocos series is interesting!

Anonymous said...

tnx i love ur blog....

MrScorpion1108 said...

very inspiring.
we're planning to have this trip next month after Christmas and I will use your tips...thanks.

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