Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lingayen Gulf

Whenever I hear Lingayen Gulf, what comes to mind is a magnificent display of roll breaking sunset - the amazing colors of orange and blue surrounding the setting sun as it descends to the silvery beach of Lingayen.

However, because of another impending tropical storm that weekend, the spectacular sunset that I have dreaming to shoot remained just that - a dream. To make use of the time however, I still took some shots of the beach, albeit its gloomy weather as well as took some shots on the other things the Gulf is famous for - that is memorabilia of remnants of war prominently displayed in the Gulf's Memorial.


Unmanned Fishing Boat



Tank circa 1940s



Tora-tora



Ground Control Machine Guns



Gallery of World War II Pictures



All in a Day's Work




Sea Horizon


History of war is plenty in the net and one informative site is this, so I will no longer dwell on that part. On its own, I personally think that there is nothing much to do in Lingayen, the beach is not that desirable but if you prefer a beachy ambiance while having your beer and spending your night singing "My Way", then, you can go to cottages/pubs along the shore.

But with combination of other destinations such as the Hundred Islands and even Bolinao, then Lingayen could be a nice place to spend a day with, specially if the weather cooperates for you could see the grandeur of it's famous sunset.

If you wanna spend a night in Lingayen, you could stay at Hotel Consuelo and inquire at 0917-815-2000.

64 comments:

  1. taga Pangansinan ako pero di ako marunong mag Pangasenense.

    Nice pics!

    Salamat pala sa ibon na si Coldman!

    dapat alaskador din yan. lol!

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  2. ayos! hindi ko na narating tong lugar na to. hanggang hundred islands lang talaga ako.

    ganda ng pagka preserve ng tank circa 1940.

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  3. Nice photos as always. I especially like the one of the unmanned fishing boat.
    'Having a beer and singing My Way' - love he humor in that. :)

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  4. I love the unmanned fishing boat shot. Very strong, charming and full of character!

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  5. The tank and the machine gun are very interesting to me! nice shots!

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  6. sayang naman at hindi ka nakuhanan ng sunset dream shots mo....di bale, may next time pa naman=)

    hinahabol ka parati ng mga bagyo ah..hehehe..

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  7. your beach shots are still beautiful even with cloudy skies. the one with an "unmanned fishing boat" is my favorite. good composition.:)

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  8. nice shot! dramatic sakin yung bamboo picture...ang galing!

    add kita sa link page ng pamatayhomesick,makakatulong samin tong pangungulila sa lugar ng pinas...

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  9. LS: An interesting visit on a bad day. I love the pictures you showed.

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  10. ganda riyan, ano? tapos ang daming namamasyal lagi pag hapon.

    sa consuelo ako tumira.

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  11. Hmmm kala ko nun una corregidor :D

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  12. hi, lawstude! ang ganda ng pagkakuha ng 1st 2 pics! :)

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  13. another post, another wonderful visit, excellent.

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  14. galing naman ng "work" mo kuya.. di masyadong stressful.

    anw, please dont forget to vote in my poll.

    thanks.

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  15. ok pa rin ang shots kahit gloomy. malapit ka lang ba nakatira sa Lingayen?

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  16. Good Morning Everyone. I almost wasn't able to face a computer yesterday due to a hectic sched at work. Good thing that a scheduled posting was available in Blogger and that this post was published as timed.

    @ coldman - dapat pala pinatalikod ko si Coldman the Loro para may similarity.

    alaskador nga yun kasi lahat ng lumapit sa kanya tinatawag nya ng pangit.

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  17. @ the dong - actually mas malapit ito sa hundred islands.

    dapat pala minsan ilibot ko kayo from nueva ecija to tarlac to pangasinan eh.

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  18. @ carletta - thanks. did you know that many folks here consider "My Way" as a swan song?

    Many drunkards sing this song out of tune to the annoyance and irritation of other drunkards. A fight usually ensues where someone can get hurt. (usually the singer).

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  19. @ ash - wow. thanks for the nice words.

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  20. @ travelphilippines - tanggal na isang pakpak nyan pero pininturahan naman nila kaya well maintained pa rin.

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  21. @ luke wiley - thanks. kids really love to go to that place to see those crafts.

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  22. Wow beautiful photos. I love those tanks and planes. They are really very antique now.

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  23. @ rio - pansin ko nga rin eh. ako yata hinabol ng bagyo sa capones eh lols.

    next time talaga sa summer babalikan ko yang lingayen na yan.

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  24. @ luna miranda - thanks. just got lucky with the boat, i guess.

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  25. @ ever - you must be referring to my pundaquit post but nevertheless, i used a zoom lens for that one to have a blurred background.

    thanks for the link.

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  26. @ fishing guy - thank you. just have to make the most of any situation.

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  27. @ atticus - tama kasi likod lang yun ng provincial hall nila kaya dami lovers and barkada doon pag hapon.

    ganda ng kulay ng consuelo no? yellow.

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  28. @ aline - napunta na rin ako corregidor kaya lang sayang wala pa ko digital non.

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  29. @ acey - salamat, gusto ko din yang dalawang pics na yan kasi gloomy pero dramatic ang dating.

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  30. @ daniel j santos - thank you very much again for the warm words and the visit.

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  31. @ kris jasper van dyke - actually medyo stressful din work ko. di lang nahahalata kasi may outlet ako. ita nga yun.

    voted in ur poll.

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  32. @ r-yo - panyero medyo malayo. about 3 to 4 hours.

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  33. @ alicesg - good thing that they are preserved by the government for the younger generation to see.

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  34. yap..dun yun sa may pundaquit...i commented on lingayen,masyado kasi akong na amazed sa mga photo...malinaw at may dating!

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  35. I love the second pic. Parang ang lungkot na di ko mawari. Siguro dahil makulimlim nga.

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  36. What a lovely place, I can just do nothing but sharing my inner thoughts with the sea & sky...thank you for a lovely trip :D

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  37. ayos yan. kahit nueva ecija at nueva vizcaya muna kasi hindi ko pa talaga napupuntahan yang mga lugar na yan.

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  38. Ayos ang mga kuha mo parekoy lalo na yung unmanned fishing boat. Teka, ano ginagawa ng mga tao na nakahilera sa 2nd to the last pic?
    Another great collection.

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  39. @ ever - thanks. feel free to come back anytime bro.

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  40. @ vanessa - thanks. the sun eluded me all day and a heavy downpour started in the afternoon. i took that shot a few minutes befor the rain started to fall.

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  41. @ shionge - you are very much welcome and i am really glad you like the pics.

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  42. @ the dong - sige, just tell me kung kailan nyo gusto pumunta. magsasawa kayo dito sa bukid and some historical places as well.

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  43. @ vinzent - thanks. mga fisherman sila at kinukuha na nila yung net nila na nilagay sa dagat noong gabi. halos kalahating araw nila gagawin yan at nag-start sila ng dalawang line. pwede nga tumulong kung gusto mo eh.

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  44. nakarating kami dito summer of 1996 pa. sarap maligo sa dagat.. hindi kami lumalangoy.. sumasalubong lang kami sa alon.. kapit kapit, pag mataas ang alon, lulubog kami. pag mababa lang, tatalon kami.. hindi ko sigurado kung pwede maligo dyan kase tanda ko, kami lang ang nandun nung oras na yun. hindi ko na matandaan pero naligo pa din kami. hehe. nagposing posing din kami dyan sa may tora tora at tanke.


    hmm.. hanapin ko mga pics namin dito. thanks for this post. reminscin' reminiscin.. ;)

    i wish makabalik ako.. hindi na kase namin yan napuntahan nung nagpunta kami ng hundred islands.

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  45. Good work Lawstude.... Nice pictures to see.... Different one. Can you show us some sun rising pictures here in this blog? I love to see that...

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  46. lahat ng pics perfect. lahat may subject na may sariling storya kung tintingnan ng maigi. na-miss ko na ang dagat sobra!

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  47. gAling kuya ah.
    pasama naman ako next time.
    kung pwede lang umabsent at makapunta sa magagandang lugar na napupuntahan mo=]

    ingats palagi

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  48. gusto ko ung unmanned fishing boat na pic. gusto ko mag boat mag isa at mag lungkot lungkutan sa dagat he he

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  49. If ever I come this way...I am so here!

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  50. @ lei - wala nga yata naliligo ng mapunta ko pero understandable naman kasi may paparating na bagyo. di masyado maganda tubig para paliguan pero what matters most naman is nag-enjoy kayo. salamat sa pagbisita.

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  51. @ selerines - ok. i will try to do that but you can check my previous entries. i am sure i have sun rising pictures there somewhere. i'll check my archive for you and i'll get back to you on this one.

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  52. @ redlan - maraming salamat at nag-enjoy ka tingnan mga photos.

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  53. @ my-so-called-quest - tara doc libot tayo. pero hayaan mo pag gradweyt ka na you will have all the time in the world.

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  54. @ smilnsigh - i agree. you can find beauty in everything. thanks for the visit.

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  55. @ abou - hala. baka bigla ka naman tumalon sa dagat. hirap yun.

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  56. @ neva - thanks for the visit. nice riddle. (or is it?)

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  57. wow naman... lingayen gulf na naman... ako nasa paligid ligid nalang. ayaw makaalis dahil sa load ng trabaho. tsk tsk...

    anyway, nabuhay lang ako saglit kaya napagawi sa bandang dito. hehe. buti naman at konti lang namiss ko. hehe

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  58. Narating ko na din yang nasa litrato. Hindi kami nag-otel.Hindi naman ganun kasama yung dagat dyan kaya nagtataka ako kung bakit walang gaanong mga guesthouse at hotels.Gumamit kami ng tent. Pinalipas namin ang buong gabi na umiinom ng San Mig.

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  59. great pics dude!!! gandang place din! hmmm... gusto ko din puntahan yan! my parents would like that place! yung may history n stuff.

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  60. hanep yung first photo bro! ganda ng place. thanks for sharing!

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