Category: North Luzon

North Luzon, this category covers all my visits to North Luzon.

This picture is of the construction of the new Pangasinan-Nueva Viscaya Road along the old Villa Verde Trail. It was shot in Feb. 2017 from the west slopes of Mt. Imugan, where the 126th Reg. attacked.

Bolinao Town, Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, Anda Island 2019-03-03

Ze473. (0a) the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, it was a good road down from Bolinao Town, there are a few resorts on the way, some are not cheap. ———————————————– If one has the time, a little extra to spend there are many things to see in the Philippines. And if you have wheels, that makes it […]

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Islandia Hotel-100 Islands

Ze455. (01) Islandia Hotel, front, from the main road into Alaminos City from the south. ———————————————- We visited 100 Islands in Alaminos City, part of Pangasinan on the 3rd of March 2019; the price was right, 1800 peso for a twin room, including breakfast. You might consider it, it was a pleasant hotel. This album […]

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Villa Verde Trail, down the Pangasinan Side, end section

Ze404. Concrete is laid down piece meal and this section of concrete is already at the about 850 meters level and near the 633meters Ridge connection with the new Pangasinan-Nueva Vizcaya Road which follows the old Villa Verde Trail down along the North-South Ridge which runs parallel east and next to the Ambayoan River. We […]

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Villa Verde 32nd Div. Red Arrow Monument updates 2019-06-13

Ze391. (-01) this is the older 1945 32nd Div. Red Arrow Monument, without a plaque, and it is broken now. It has been moved by the road contractor to the left side of the Cabalisian River within the last 2 or 3 years during the new road and bridge construction. ________________________________ I changed my mind […]

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Overnight on Villa Verde Trail 2019-06-12

Ze371. (-01) THE MALICE COUNTRY INN, WE DECIDED TO STAY HERE, RATHER THAT IN SANTA FE. Camping out in the Malico, the Salacsac Passes on top of the Villa Verde Trail, 2019-06-12 Two friends and I wanted to walk down the Villa Verde Trail from the top to the bottom at Pangasinan. We drove to […]

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2018-11-16 Villa Verde Hike, Middle Section

Zc921. 181116 Villa Verde hike, middle section 001. This is my GPS track of the walk and also gives you a bigger picture of the Villa Verde Trail area. ——————————————— Sections of the Villa Verde Trail are now being used to build a new Pangasinan to Nueva Viscaya Road. I started walking the trail before […]

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Villa Verde Trail Update 2018-11-15 & 16

Zc889. The bridge over the Cabalisian River (Pangasinan End) which flows into the Ambayabang River is complete and is called Villa Verde Bridge ————————————- The new name of road is Pangasinan-Nueva Viscaya Road. The bridge over the Cabalisian River (Pangasinan End) which flows into the Ambayabang River is complete and is called Villa Verde Bridge […]

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The Bauang Church Bell was returned 23 May 2016

Zc162. For decades this bell hung outside Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel at West Point, its history lost and forgotten. A ceremony at the chapel Friday, April 29, 2016, marked the return of the bell to its original home at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Bauang, La Union, Philippines, from where it was taken […]

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Visit to the USS Stingray Memorial 2018-01-28

Zc086. Here is the location of the USS Stingray Memorial at the Caunayan Bay in Pagudpud Town, Ilocos Norte, here is a big picture. It also shows our GPS track getting there. A friend and I toured North Luzon and we put this Memorial on our schedule. It was a special thing to me, since […]

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