Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ilocos Travel Diary: Cape Bojeador, Kapurpurawan Rock Formations, Bangui Windmills

Day 2 of our Ilocos trip brought us to a stop over at the Java Hotel (which looked like a Java Hut) which was pretty cool from the outside. We didn't go in, plus it was raining cats and dogs (again) that day.

 First stop was Cape Bojeador, a very elegant looking lighthouse with stairs that were preeeettty steep to climb up, and even harder to climb down. This place is not for the ones with bad knees because it reminded me of those stairs at the Great Wall of China. Steep.

 It had a pretty good view of the city though and the air was just right. There were even vendors who sold Dragon Fruit Ice candy, which was really good too! Didn't realize that Ilocos was known for their dragon fruit! 

Like I said, it was raining the whole time. So it was pretty slippery going up to the light house, there was even someone who slipped on the stairs. 

Afterwards we drove again towards Kapurpurawan. I was pretty excited for this because I saw photos of the rocks and they were breathtaking so I knew we were going to have great pictures here! Leading up to the area, you could see windmills though not a lot. The driver told us that there were2 places that had the windmills but that the ones here were not fully operational yet. 

We couldn't resist. We just had to take pictures!

Going to the trail, we had to pass the stairs and a small stream to get to the open area. Once there, you had the option to ride a horse (they looked more like tired ponies) or go on foot to the rock site. So i chose to walk because I already had a horseback riding accident when I was younger. I still rode horses even after my little incident but that time I just chose not to.

I didn't understand the significance of this statue

Already we could see the rocks halfway from the trail. We were pretty excited!

I thought they would be soft and somewhat like sand but they were pretty hard. Haha. But it was just so amazing to know that something like this exists in the Philippines. 

Afterwards we headed to the famous Bangui Windmills. It was just a row of windmills on a beach with black sand, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The place was so picturesque and it didn't seem quite real. 

Dress - Topshop
Bag - Zara