Sunday, April 5, 2015

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Simple art describes a lot of things. 

Have you heard the storyof Biag-ni-Lam ang? It is a pre-Hispanic Filipino epic poem of the Ilocano people of Philippines which is a life story of the eponymous hero of Ilocanos.

This is how we do the #WINDMILLPOSE 

Are you an enthusiast of nature? If you enjoys an awesome creation of our nature, I'll show you some masterpiece on the rocky coast of Burgos Wind Farm, Ilocos Norte. On my last post I showed you the windmills on the mountains, rocky mountains rather of Burgos. Now we'll head south part of the farm. 

The KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION is also called as "Immaculate Splandor" for its unimaginable image. It is known for its creamy white and streamlined limestone formations, which have been sculpted by the different oceanic and weather forces. You'll be amazed how can nature form this kind of rock. Once we set our foot on that huge formation, we were stunned with its beauty. I seated on that rock and even climbe don it just to take a picture. It leaves powdery form on my clothes and skin when I touched it. Maybe it's the effect of the sea salt. 

Great scenes everywhere. You'll see the vast ocean ahead of you and at your back you can see the gigantic windmills above the mountains. It is a long walk but you'll never realized you're tired cause the surroundings uplift excitement. This is my last stop in Ilocos Region. We'll go back South and take a turn to climb up the mountains of Baguio City.


Burgos Wind Farm, Ilocos Norte, Philippines 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Flowing with the Winds

Have you ever been that close to a windmill? Here in Ilocos you'll see a beautiful humongous windmills beside the sea. This serves electricity to the citizens of Ilocos Region.

This is called Burgos Wind Farm, the second wind farm built in the province of Ilocos Norte since they have another wind farm in Bangui also located in Ilocos Norte. Covering 600 hectares, this becomes the largest wind farm in the country and in Southeast Asia. This 70 meters high windmills are a sight to view.

We arrive here earlier than expected. We left Vigan at 2:00 in the morning then when I woke up from sleeping, we are here already in Burgos around 5:00 a.m. The sky is still dark but as minutes passes you will see the sky is changing, and the rays of the sun is peeking.

The best part arriving here early is that you can witness the momentum of the sunrise. Where rich, vibrant mixture of orange, yellow colors explodes on the bottom of the sky while its upper part still painted in black-bluish hue. It is wonderful masterpiece. I can sit at that moment grab my art materials and paint that creation. After watching sunset, we take no time on taking shots with the windmills. We spent an hour in this hill before heading down to the rock formations. So we took a break and have our free breakfast sponsored by our engineer professors. 


Burgos Wind Farm, Ilocos Norte, Philippines