020513 - The Urban Tracker (In La Union): The Coral Breakwater In San Vicente

A pirouette of tree branches by San Vicente breakwater

ord has it that there's a breakwater with awesome shoreline lying somewhere in San Vicente. Sparing no time, we started the trek to a brave long hike unshrouded from sun. This was the last hurrah to de-stress for a final call in San Fernando, La Union.

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Carrying our loot and stuff on our way to Gid-Ay
It's past an hour ago, our hopes almost faded, when our guide arrived 3 pm. We rushed eagerly to the open shores of Pagdalagan to chase the remaining daylight with our stuff to kick off our trek. Unmindful of the searing heat plus all the boats dragged ashore, we carried our slippers, supplies in thermal box sashaying our path back to the road with the clusters of cottage in Pagudpud.

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Bancas park along the shores an obstacle course in the making

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Enter San Vicente as the arch pointed
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Aged tree coming to view 
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Military men in cadence jog in our opposite path
The army of military men in military cadence jogged their way opposite our path as we pushed forward before the last left turn to San Vicente proper. We picked the fancy drinks to match our snack in that last wayward to add to our supplies. On the end of the road was the marker rerouting us to final land drop – the seaboard of North Luzon revealed calmness as we found ourselves on the edge of the coral rocks marred and carved by time.  A pure shore, unfailing in comparison with its holy sunset view and smooth waters.

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At last, the coral breakwater our destined last hurrah
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Carved stone formations ashore San Vicente breakwater
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No time to spare, swim like there's no forever!
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Countdown begins for beach enjoyment
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Bowing out to the sky and off for a dip
A eureka of sort for to note our last ditch to romanticize La Union and our thanksgiving of the past ten days of grueling paper works. To witness the sum of our journey here meant sharing our insights of the past few days, scrambling for words to feed our spirit by the remains of the bursting sunset. The rigidity of days halted us here like we were summoned by the spirit of the rocks decked our prime enjoyment plus our fancy drinks to bring us to the tone.

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Showtime for sunset
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Stone boulders turn shadowy that inspires reverie
Retreating was an inescapable act but not until we have ourselves watched the dramatic sunset being swallowed down as midnight seeped in. Our clothes soaked as we made a comeback to Pagdalagan with all our thoughts now diverting to packing of our bags. Hence, inside we trailed back our consciousness to reserve La Union a special place pursed within among those boulders and waves.
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