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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Pagudpud Beach Rules

Surf Sunday

A summer’s day in December. From Kapuluan Vista Resort to Kingfisher in Capirispisan, two worlds apart divided by pursuits. If surfing is your thing, KVR rules. Boards and instructors won’t be a point of issue. If you want to ride the wind, then head to Kingfisher, the only resort in Ilocos that offers kite surfing.

Enjoy the Pagudpud photos…

Eugene on Board

Ivon and I chilled out and took photos of Ericke, Euge and Brandon while being taught by Jed and Sherwin the basics of surfing. Having surfed on and off from the time the dad brought her to pro surfer Luke Landrigan in San Juan (La Union) when she was preteen to the present, Ericke is naturally drawn to the waves.

Beach MontagePhotographerChillWhite HibiscusUnboredWork Hard Party HarderBacksBeach HappyA Pale Shade of BlueThe ShorePagudpud in the PhilippinesThe CornerKapuluan Vista ResortLunch on the beach

My lunch of French toasts at KVR.

Siblings under the coconut treeSummer in DecemberCherries on topSirloin BurgersAgitatedLEADMuscle TeePagudpudKingfisher

We have a mutual love for the ocean, but no one among us has ever kite surfed. Controlling the board and the kite must be demanding. Anyhoo, the rustic appeal of Kingfisher will make you want to stay around longer.

The treeCapirispisanKingfisher Kite SurfingKingfisher Rules

Heheh, rules:)

Kingfisher ResortCapirispisan Sunset

Ultimately, the most essential rule at the beach is to love the beach.

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

Ilocos Norte: Like you’ve never seen before

Time and Tide

I took a gazillion photos over the weekend– all within Saturday. I don’t even know where to start. Checked-in at Casa Consuelo in Pagudpud with my bestie Leehiua Lu, who was spending her birthday in Adams, a town in the northeastern side of Norte. Let’s start with the travel magazine kind of photos:) This is what happens when two besties travel on an SUV all by themselves. Will be posting more in the days to follow. So proud of the place I call  home — Ilocos Norte! In my more than three years of blogging, I’ve scratched only the surface.

Casa Consuelo, Sitio Banniaran, Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpid, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Reachin' for a coconutMorning StretchBeachLinapet and CoffeePuppy CrushSun FlareCasa ConsueloKaiCabana

Adams, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Boys in the HoodChildren of AdamsUbog ti Rattan SaladWild Eggplant AdoboExotic Ilocano Mountain FareCrispy Mountain FrogsMaligligay Triplets

Kingfisher, Capirispisan, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The EdgeBeachy

Hidden Treasure, Capirispisan, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

RusticNature WalkScratchyBench and Cacti

Northwestern University Ecotourism Park and Botanical Gardens, Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Cosmos GardenGolden Ray on MyrtlesWishbone (Saxifragales)

[Photo credits: Photos of Blauearth by Chad Tamayo, Leehua and Brandon]

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012