Capones Lighthouse Window

Capones magnificent view from the Lighthouse's window. The climb to the Capones Lighthouse was done in stages that had their own characteristic.  Stage One was walking across a bed of precarious rocks and like an omen just before we crossed over to the next stage, there was an abundant sea of slippers, sandals and shoes all with one pair missing strewn across the rocks.  Stage Two was finding a trail that led to the cemented stairs up the steep mountain.  The missing trail was probably a cemented sort of driveway once but over time, it could have fallen prey to landslides and falling rocks.  Stage Three was the cemented stairs and it was probably the easiest one to finish.  Stage Four was finding the trail that led to the small forest that hid the lighthouse from view.  We were already on top of the mountain and we could see the islands of Zambales and the blue sea and it was simply magnificent.  The strong wind blowing provided relief from the heat of the sun behind us and soon we completed this stage.  Stage Five was the final stage before the lighthouse.  If we had gone up at night time.

A canopy of trees greeted us just before the high rusty gates of the lighthouse. We stopped, entranced by the sight of a Spanish style plaza with overgrown plants entwining themselves around the stone bases and iron gates.  It looked like it had been abandoned.  I was under the impression that lighthouses were still in use and thus, maintained if not restored to its former glory.

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