Pagudpud Day Out

Kingfisher Beach

Before posting a few photos from Samantha’s birthday blowout, here are the last from their heritage tour, as in roots tour, with yours truly, their lone cousin on the Abad side who lives in Norte. I always know where to take them. We love the same things as a matter of fact. Tony, their nephew, liked hanging out with us. In fact, he got super stoked about the Laoag Sand Dunes sand adventure, considers it among his top 10 best experiences in life ever, and I’m stoked as well. Thanks, Tony.

Brought them to my favorite spot in Pagudpud. You can quote me on that — Kingfisher Beach — bliss in seclusion. We had tuna kilawen and the boys were so happy with their double-patty cheeseburgers.

May loved BergBlick’s pancit bihon from their last visit a couple of years ago, so she asked to be taken there again. Check out the last photos, hahah, live a little.

Oh, thanks to Andrew as well!

CoconutThe cutest dog on earth, Toby at Kingfisher.CultureZarah Chua, the manager, in red hoodie, and there’s Jana, Eugene’s kitesurfing instructor.PetsSammyAttitudeTobywith JayMet Jay, a United Airlines pilot and a surfer from Hawaii, so May was like she saw a fellow Hawaiiano.Thomas and JacksonTuna KilawinDouble Patty CheeseburgerPicture 376Kingfisher Kitesurf ShopKiting GearJohnPagudpud's Bergblick Deutsches RestaurantBergblick lunchAt BergBlick. Chef Detlev Cotte’s cooking always satisfies. We had baked pork leg (in beer) and as always, the BergBlick Pan and apple butterscotch cake.Baked Pork LegBergblick PanTeaPancit BihonApple Buttterscotch Cake

Photographed by May Thomas, Samantha Jackson and Blauearth.
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Eugene learns to kitesurf @ Kingfisher


The great seaside getaway in Ilocos I’ve discovered last year got even more lucid, with the family getting to love my description of an unperturbed beachful bliss, blissful beach, both.

Eugene happens to aim high on a board. It’s only at Kingfisher where one can grow the flappers for more salty boarding. The Discovery Course, the first step to flysurfing, makes you get to feel the kite, become one with it. Euge says it was not as easy as he initially thought because the winds were great. He loves the sport and wants to progress to the next stride. Seeing him, as Jana, his wonderful kite instructor, said, “I’m surprised he’s learning fast,” we’re happy exploring with him.


Alexa, on the other hand, was beaming. There’s this side to her that wakes up — by that kind of potency from the sea, sky and sand that brings someone into self-healing. Like my magic bullet.

560JumpBeach BummingAnd goldie romances the camera. Hahah, he moves like a model.Back to BackSide ViewFront ViewBeach StrollPicture 173Picture 283Kingfisher Kitesurfing and Windsurfing CenterJana, Kitesurfing InstructorHammockThat Perfect Beach WeatherMan and DogsThe FatherTablesDevil's DictionaryCurrent read: The Devil’s Dictionary.AlexaThe beach in JanuaryEugeneKingfisher Kitesurfing Discovery CourseKingfisher BeachJana and  EugeneJana is from the Czech Republic. She came back, with John, after visiting in 2009.  And Lisa (below) never left Capirispisan after I last saw her. KitedWarm LightJohnFootball TableRubber PiggyThe rubber piggy to call attention for the steak I’ve been craving for a long time.

Garlic SteakKilawin na TunaAnother beautiful find: kilawin na tuna with a kick of Asian zest.

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Photographed by the Tans
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