Thursday, May 3, 2012

Capones Island


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After Camping at Anawangin Cove. Fernando, our boatman arrived on the agreed pick up time at 7am. But we have not packed our things yet because of the rain that early morning though we woke up as early as 5am.

It is already 7:30am when we left Anawangin Cove and sailed straight towards Capones Island.

The main attraction in Capones Island is the Lighthouse. It is a historic lighthouse that was first lit on August 1, 1890 to guide international vessels coming from north to northwest towards Subic Bay or Corregidor Islands. The original lamp and lantern were replaced with modern solar powered lighthouse as part of the maritime improvements of the Philippine Coast guard. Only the tower was renovated but the keeper’s house and most part of the station were left deteriorating due to limited budget.

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Climbing into the lighthouse is not like walking in the park because you will have to walk towards a rocky shore from your boat and climb a steep atop of the mountain. So be ready to carry only what you need like water and camera, all the hard work climbing over a rocky mountain comes a magnificent view of the Coastline of the West Philippine Sea.

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We may have not seen this if had I not asked Fernando, the boatman, to take us to the lighthouse because it was raining that time. The request was truly worth it since the view from the top is truly breathtaking.

Nature's destructive power has also an opposite, just like in Anawangin Cove. Nature created it after Mt Pinatubo eruption and I thank God that we have seen it's magnificent beauty. May people learn to treasure this masterpiece because if not, Nature will always take it back and will forever be gone. Some people told us that a portion of the beach near the cave are gone, its like that the sands are going back underneath the sea. Whether it is true or not, we have our responsibility to keep the place prinstine and beautiful. What ever kind of garbage you brought when you set foot in the sands of Anawangin or Nagsasa, bring it with you when you get back to the mainland. Philippines are blessed with beautiful and wonderful sceneries that are natural while other countries have only man made. This is yours Filipino, treasure it, keep it clean.