Ilocos – Vigan and Laoag

Ilocos – Vigan and Laoag

Ilocos province is located in the far northwest of the Philippines. The province consists of a wide coastal plain rising upwards towards the rugged mountains of the Cordillera Central. These form the backbone of Northern Luzon. The main crops of the coastal area which is intensively cultivated are rice, mango, peanut, maize and tobacco. The province has two cities, Laoag and Vigan. How to Get There. Bus.┬áBuses are available 24 hours a day. Several bus…

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Scarborough

Scarborough

Scarborough North Bay Scarborough has two bays, North and South, each quite different. The North Bay is quieter of the two bays and has a wide expanse of sandy beach at low tide. I usually walk from the southern end (Marine Drive and headland) to the Sea Life Sanctuary (white triangular buildings). This takes you past the Freddie Gilroy sculpture, cafes, flats, shops, beach huts, miniature railway and back. The beach is quite busy at…

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Rudston Monolith

Rudston Monolith

Above image thanks to Mum’s taxi, Wikimedia Commons Rudston Monolith All Saints churchyard in Rudston, East Yorkshire is home to Britain’s tallest, prehistoric standing stone. The stone stands about 8 metres high, is nearly 2 metres wide and is estimated to weigh about 40 tonnes. This giant block of grey sandstone/gritstone was thought to have been quarried in either the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age at Cayton Bay (the nearest source of this type…

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Walk around Filey Bay

Walk around Filey Bay

If you have a dog, Filey Bay is a great place to walk him or her. Much of the Bay has a large, sandy beach. The full bay stretches from Filey Brigg at the northern end through Filey town, Primrose Valley and Hunmanby Gap. It continues past Reighton to Speeton Sands at the southern end, a walk of five miles. You can start this walk at several points along the bay making for a short…

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