|Where the marshland and the white rock meet|
Aboard my guide's tricycle, I began to advance closer to the Kapurpurawan rock formation through the dirt road from the Maharlika Highway. The rock formation can be found along the rocky coastline of Burgos, a municipality in Ilocos Norte. The weather was sort of teasing me as it would drizzle and become pleasant during the 30-minute detour from the highway towards the beach.
At the site, there was a bus parked which meant that 40 or more tourists were already down the coastline roaming around and taking photos of the scenic spot. I did not waste any time by hurrying down.
Entering the Kapurpurawan rock formation site was still free when I made the visit. The case is still the same as of this writing I think. At the foot of the entrance slope, I was greeted by locals who were offering horse rides. I opted to just walk because I wanted to snap photos at my own pace. I also reckoned that I had to have control of my points of views when using my Samsung digital camera.
|The short foliage-covered pathway that connects the entrance slope to the marshland|
I realized that since the visit would only allow me to focus on one subject matter -- the spot's signature rock formation -- I tried to experiment with how many ways I could perceive it thru vantage points. Shoot from a different angle and you have a seemingly different photo from another shot of yours I told myself so that was what I did. The throng of tourists at the site did not leave me any choice anyway. However, along the way, I found a few gems of views that I would not have seen if I was standing straight.
Kapurpurawan was the original reason why I went up north. I did not expect to make detours to Pagudpud, Laoag City, Paoay, Batac and Currimao but the experience was worth it.
Check out my full 5-Day Ilocos Region Vacation
Hey! I also visited other Ilocos Region destinations. Read more how I roamed around that part of the Northern Philippines:
+ Currimao's Playa Tropical + Vigan Heritage Village
+ Paoay Church + Pagudpud's Pannzian Resort
+ Kapurpurawan Rock Formation + Pagudpud's Cold Spring Trek
+ Laoag City Walk + Swimming in Currimao
+ My Ilocos Norte Meals + Bangui Windfarm
+ Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
|The white rock formation at past 5:00pm.|
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