Not far from the church lies the famous Pebble Beach. This beach stretches for
miles and is covered with pebbles of all shapes, sizes, and colors. These pebbles have been worn smooth by their
constant rolling in the surf.
If you stand by the water's edge and listen you will be amazed at the gentle rattling sound the pebbles make as
they roll with the outgoing waves.
The locals sort these pebbles according to size and color, then sell them to resort owners and others who use them
to decorate gardens. Local children pack the small pebbles into tiny clear bottles to sell to tourists.
An ancient Spanish Watchtower stands on the Pebble Beach. Built to keep
watch for marauding Japanese, Chinese and Moro Pirates, today it is cracked in half like an egg shell, but still
stands firm as a lone Spanish icon of a bygone era.
If you are visiting San Fernando or any of the nearby areas you will find a
trip to Luna a pleasant experience.
I suggest you take the highway from San Fernando to Bacnotan, then turn left and follow the Bacnotan-Luna-Balaoan
coast road to Luna. This is an interesting drive so keep your eye open for the huge cement factory, massive clam
shells set by the roadside, and the occasional millionaire's mansion surrounded by small village shanties.
17 Dec 2010
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