> Capones Adventure

I decided to make a separate post of this adventure as it deserves a limelight of its own. Capones Island is really a sight to behold. Contrary to what I’ve read in my research, the sea was not that wild and rough so it was so funny that the other boat where our hunks were riding  had life vests on during the entire boat ride [our boat with Mia, Joanne, Ivan and I didn’t have any].

We opted to go to Capones Island earlier as it was said to be more difficult to reach especially during high tide. It was a very enjoyable boat ride. I was screaming like hell. Thirty minutes later, we arrived at its shore to experience the famous lighthouse for which it is known for. The stair trail was steepy and really high. We passed through thick grasses and trees and soon enough, we finally got to Capones Island Lighthouse.

The Faro de Punta Capones on the Island of Grand Capon, simply known now as the Capones Island Lighthouse, was built in 1886 and became operational in 1890. Despite its old age, the lighthouse is still operational and is currently powered by solar cells under the maintenance and supervision of the Philippine Coast Guard.

After taking photos of the lighthouse, we went inside and tried to go up to where the light was. There was a creepy feeling as we roam and check the place. The walls were too thick, the stair way was creaking with every step we made, the echo of our voices gave a shrill to our body and the height freightened me too. More pictures were taken then we decide to call it a day.we decided to leave the lighthouse for fear that the beach might be impassable should the tides go higher.

The trek back was just as difficult, but we were able to maneuver our steps better among the rocks and corals along the beach. We went inside the tall, wild grasses again and came out with lesser scratches. Exhausted from the trek, we rested first under a cliff’s shade, while the others check a group of photographers doing photoshoot.

We then headed back to Pundaquit Beach. As expected it was a very enjoyable boat ride. Basically, everything was done in a leisurely manner. We left the island and were back in the resort in no time. We readied ourselves for the long journey home… Back to reality.

 

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  1. […] already have posted some Anawangin – Capones entries before. You can check it here and here. Enjoy reading ! Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Event: ReplyMarvelous Monarchday […]


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