dsc_3947-webI have been meaning to visit Punta Faro de Capones for two summers already but it was just this summer that I’ve been able to finally give it a go. We were already on the coast of Pundaquit in San Antonio, Zambales before the dawn breaks in. Our boatman, after quite a long wait of getting the boat and life vests ready finally started to set our outrigger boat off to Capones Island.
A thirty-minute boat ride and we were braving the currents to cross our way from our boat to the shores of Capones Island, as the boat can no longer be docked near the rocky shore. We held our cameras and gears upwards so as the water won’t get them wet. Luckily, nobody slipped; otherwise, one of us would have been crying for a camera that went for a quick dip.
DSC_7710_thumb[6]That part of Capones Island isn’t a white beach. The shore is covered with fist-sized rough and soft white rocks. We were soaking wet when we went up to the higher part of the island to see the Lighthouse. On the way up, I can’t help but notice the number of slippers and flipflops which straps had snapped and were just left on the trail.
Upon reaching the gates of the vicinity, one cannot ignore the fact that the place is in total neglect. There were candy wrappers, plastic cups, bottles, etc., obviously left behind by people who have been there. The rickety structure that used to be the keeper’s house is in a ramshackle condition. Even then, the Lighthouse stands there, amidst the ruins, a captivating beauty and a poetry in its own.


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