Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Raging Patapat

Photos by Marlo R Rotor, Patapat, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte 2009

Patapat - the tip of Luzon, connects the Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley. It faces the stormy Babuyan Channel where the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean meet - which explains the stormy weather condition that occurs regularly.

O
nce treacherous to travelers, the rocky and precipitous route has been replaced by a modern highway system built on aqueduct. Beneath it water from the mountains and the sea meet and make a beautiful view. An unspoiled tropical rainforest covers the whole length of Patapat that girdles the peninsula, and digs into the mountain range making the whole place an ecological sanctuary and a tourist attraction.


Rage, rage, rage
And I will be calm;
Be calm, and I shall rage;
Rage, rage rage,
And I will be calm. ~



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