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Next thing we found out , We boarded our boat at Nagsasa and sailed straight away to our next destination. Yes, we were sailing to the next island , Capones Island.

CAPONES ISLAND

We spent half of the day at the beach of Nagsasa.  We felt like butterflies flapping our wings at the sea , trying to perform a complex manuevers and exhibition. Feeling talaga namin , kasali kami sa olympics.  It was really funny because , the shorts i was wearing are too short and it was loosening up a little bit.  All of them were staring and laughing at me but that’s fine. It was a memorable Nagsasa trip and I hate to say this but we had to leave before lunch to hop on the other island.

 

Boarding from our pumpboat  from Nagsasa was one of the enjoyable  things happened during our trip.  Can you imagine yourself sailing and watching those  images of picturesque rolling mountains surrounded by pine trees? These  are the sight to behold. Everyone of us were tired but still manage to talk and enjoy the  islands, more coves and unexplored reefs.

 

I took the seat which was close to the middle where I could take a nap .But I kept  hearing laughter and jokes from everyone  which kept  and prevented my eyes from closing. In my mind , I was not really tired but my eyes just keep on closing.

CAPONES ISLAND

After a thirty to forty-five minute  boat ride we reached Capones Island .
I have been ready for an ultimate action even before our boat anchored the area of the bone shaped structured Capones Island. However , our boatmen gave us a heads-up that the fastest way for us to reach the shore of the island by swimming. Alternative option would be trekking the mountains of Capones . An extremely challenging activity once again if we choose to take this path . Climbing up a grassy hill and steep rocky cliffs along the southern shore of the Capones Island. Sounds exciting? hahahaha
And…. We finally found ourselves pulling a rope like a real Sailor … Most of us made a decision to bring our camera along to shoot and take a closer look of the Capones Island. We were provided with life vest so there is really no possible way that you will get drowned. I know how to swim so I assumed I could make it to the shore. I placed my DSLR in a camera bag thinking my plan was good enough. Much to my surprise , a gigantic wave was approaching ourselves from behind. Just as when I was about to reach the shore , Boom!!!! A monster gravity waves embraced me . I tried to avoid it but it was too late . My camera bag got wet and now I am dead . I learned my lesson here.Don’t just go jump into the water with a water resistant bag and expect your gear to be safe and dry. I can never forget the feeling I experienced that day when it dawned upon me. ” Sana hindi ko na dinala . Most of them brought their cameras , put inside a ziplock bag which I did not realize. I should have trusted Elal and Ian’s advice not to take the risk of bringing my camera in the island.
I was going to move forward and accept the fate of my camera .But I jumped for joy when I found out that it works just fine. ” Naiyak talaga ako” .

 

CAPONES ISLAND

Getting to Capones Island for the first time was an adrenaline rush . It made my heart beat harder and faster. The excitement went up further when I was gratefully astonished to see the rocky shore filled with other adventurers. Capones Island are always jam-packed with other tourists as well as locals during weekends. All over the island , you will see people taking photos. It is such a tourist trap.

CAPONES ISLAND

Parts of the southern half of the walk are a rough trail over the natural and rugged Capones Island

After a few minutes of climbing up along the rocky shore, the gate of the Old Capones light house welcomed us with a grassy trail. They say walking in the grass or sand massages our feet and strengthens our muscles. But I will never try this again. I should not be walking barefoot in a place like this. ( Mas extreme pa siya sa Nazareno, Promise!) Ang daming makahiya plant! kainis!

 

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When was the last time you walked barefoot through the grass ?

 One view that stands  vivid  and is almost permanently etched in my  memory  Check out the magnificent presence of the Light House and the magnificent view of Faro De Punta Capones.

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The rustic gate of Capones lighthouse

Capones Lighthouse greeted us in a neglected state. but despite of its condition, it still looks spectacular.It’s original lamp and lantern has been replaced. Today, the Capones light house stands in silent isolation. It remains an indelible history of our glorious past which was constructed in  1890 and is still working.

The remarkable interiors of Capones Light house pictures an iconic masterpiece that will take you back to its earlier triumph.

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The lighthouse was severely neglected.

 

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Take a look at these photographs for you to enjoy.

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I just love the idea of having an event or ceremony right on the beach, right near a lighthouse. There is something so meaningful about this idea to me. What do you think?

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GIANT FLASH LIGHT OF CAPONES

CAPONES ISLAND

 

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Elal in her dramatic role presents Capones!

 

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It’s 15 minutes passed the hour of three in the afternoon, we need to go back home. Another wonderful trip was formed .

For the most part of our trip sometimes bad thing really happens regardless how careful we are , how smart our choices will be . That sometimes things really blow you up. When I got back to our boat , I felt an excruciating pain at my back. Never did I realize that I got a large cuts and bruises at my back, legs and feet from the sharp edges of rocks and I am glad I was unharmed. Lesson learned?  Always find an opportunity and  lesson. Not every undesirable event  or bad things or negative outcome will provide a lesson or opportunity but many will. Well magaling na ako ngayon. Nakapagmove-on na.

Thanks for the beautiful memories Capones!

 

Did you miss my Zambales trip? Read my Pundaquit, Nagsasa, Anawangin posts. Are you planning a trip to Zambales? Read this comprehensive Zambales itinerary.

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