Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roadside beach [Watery & Outdoor Wednesday]



Noticed this scenery from the highway on our way to Vigan, Ilocos Sur on Saturday morning.  We were on the road for almost 8 hours and needed some fresh air---this place has plenty of it.  This is located in a town called Santa in Ilocos Sur, 387 kilometers north of Manila, not far from the Gabriela Silang Memorial Park.  The beach faces the South China Sea and across the highway is the denuded Ilocos Range.


"The mountain in the east, the winding, roping river in the north, and the immense sea in the west make Santa a poetic town."  ~ by Governor General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. when he visited Santa in 1925



28 comments:

Photo Cache said...

oh what a beautiful rest stop. is this too far from teh highway?

ladyfi said...

Oh my, what a lovely lovely place!

ρομπερτ said...

Shrinking life to its real, its important size. Great photography. Please have you all a good new month.

daily athens

wenn said...

I love it!

Martha Z said...

It looks like a lovely spot.

Luna Miranda said...

@ Photo Cache, this is right beside the highway. yes, it's a great rest stop.:p

Anita said...

Wow, beautiful photos!!

Shey said...

A wonderful place to be. Loved that you "framed" the water & mountain scene with the tree branches. Ganda. :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous place sis!

theimaginativetraveler said...

What a wonderful spot, and I love the quote that accompanies it! It looks a perfect oasis for rest and contemplation...:)

Indrani said...

Beautiful framing of the shots.

aims said...

Will surely get some fresh air here. These are amazing photos!

Evelyn said...

Lovely place to stop and relax.

Ebie said...

Great framing Luna! I knew you'd share great photos from your trip.

With the great scenery, it is a sure rest stop for everyone.

Hehehe, ang layo pala, 8 hours! Its worth the scenic drive, more photos please.

P.S. Hehehe, kung naka shoes, hindi makababad ang paa sa tubig. Sayang ang sapatos.....

Rossel said...

marami talagang magagandang views and beaches dyan sa ilocos. planning to go there next year.

mine is here...
http://www.topicsonearth.com/2010/08/shadows-on-water.html

Lina Gustina said...

Very lovely views... It looks very peacefully :)
Thanks for dropping by...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Pretty....altho it looks like an area that has a big population of mosquitoes?!!!

STORMY SEA link for you; hoping you'll stop by!! Happy September!!!!

Becky K. said...

So very pretty. I'm glad you took the time to capture these photos.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Ann said...

did you hang around to see if he caught any fish?

eden said...

What a beautiful place! It reminds me of my hometown in Cebu. The water looks so inviting. Great shots.

Lara Neusiedler said...

superb perspective, from behind the branches!

Francisca said...

You framed this wonderful sea view beautifully, Luna.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a gorgeous place to take a breath of fresh air! Fantastic photos Luna!

~ Tracy

Manang Kim said...

That's what I am dreaming right now. So kind of hot here I wanted to plunge in there. Happy Wednesday!
Watery Wednesday

LDH said...

Beautiful photos! Blogging opens up the world and I really love getting to see places that are far from my neck of the woods!

So nice visiting with you!
Kindly, ldh

Sidney said...

Looks like a very lovely place... worth staying there for a bit longer !

docgelo said...

i suddenly miss ilocos sur! i have a great friend for 17 years now; she hails from candon so we used to frequent their place back in college days... ilocos will always be enticing place to me.

indicaspecies said...

I love these pictures!