After Paoay Church, I hired a tricycle to take me to Paoay Lake and Suba. First stop was the lake, a large body of water that retained some level of vibrancy. Proof of vibrancy on the lake was this fisherman making his morning rounds.
After the lake, my driver and I headed over to Suba. I was unimpressed with the beach until I rounded the bend and came upon the sand dunes. It was yet another jaw-dropping experience: a huge expanse of rolling dunes, desolate save for some patches of hardy vegetation. It felt like it was a piece of desert magically transported to Ilocos.