Badoc is the first municipality of Ilocos Norte from Manila.
You’ll never get to know about a white sandy beach island
pronounced (Bah-dhuc or Bad.Doc)
Badoc Island is one of the unlisted travel adventure destination (hidden gems) and uninhabited Island being part of the localities’ marine sanctuary.
Within Badoc is a coastal barangay called Barangay La Virgen Milagrosa or locals call Paguetpet which leads to another barangay Pagsanahan.
Rural farm scene…grazing the kids ….
It’s totally rural and don’t even try to invoke any fast food outlets or restaurant once you’re here. Here’s the hearth of the earth….
Rule of thumb esp. when coming out of your airconditioned vehicle is to acclimatize your camera gear for 45 minutes. Don’t even attempt to take photos otherwise – fogging or camera failure.
Don’t disturb this hen …
Badoc’s flora …
It is good to capture rural coastal farm views…
Badoc coastal nipa farm huts for storage used by farmers
Whilst it was not the best time of the day to take a landscape shot,
for posterity and personal documentation purposes
no one says you can’t … rules are just guidelines …
Spotted this little boy later I came to know his name – James.
He was busy sun drying by arranging the fishes on a makeshift table covered with fishnet.
Kid James makes sure that the fishes are orderly laid out at the make-shift table with fishnet to dry under the sun. He paused briefly to wash his hand.
He then collects the finished or well sun-dried fishes and plastic it to an open plastic container.
Sun dried salty fish we call daing/tuyo (Tagalog ) which is a result of patience and tireless efforts.
Other fishes left to dry under the sun.
Badoc Island can be accessed using motorized outrigger boats at barangay Pagsanahan.
… there’s a “secret” … you have to be there to uncover when boarding these boats
Badoc motorized outrigger boats …
Swim, snorkel, trek the small island, etc., I was content taking photo images in this unspoiled paradise.