WHEN: Long Weekend – 2011 October 30-31
WITH WHOM: High school classmates
TOUR ORGANIZER/S and CONTACT NUMBERS:
Jherwyn (Main contact) – +63922-8132080 (facebook link: Jherwyn Anawayne Delavin)
Arman (Owner of boat and camping gear) – +63917-5671359
Manong Rudy (trike driver/tour guide) – +63918-7670982
PART 3 OF 3: LUNES NA LUNES SA CAPONES!
We had a not-so-goodnight sleep! Hahaha! It was so windy that once in a while I was awakened by thoughts of our tent being blown away by the strong wind! Kalurky! Yung feeling na bumabagyo na and all, ta’s paggising sa umaga, maayos naman ang panahon! Super lakas lang talaga ng hangin pala dito sa Anawangin! Haha!
7 am, and we’re already preppin’ for the Capones Island hopping! (island-hopping talaga ang term eh—isang island lang naman ang dadalawin namin before we go back to Manila). Guess nyo anu ulam namin for breakfast! Tuna ulit—kelangan pa bang i-memorize yan?!! ehehe! Dahil gusto namin ng bagong lutong tuna, inistorbo na naman namin si Manang Langga!
Jillian and I went to Manang Langga’s house at dun namin niluto yung tuna… Kala ng Manong dun sa bahay ni Manang Langga ay pagkain ng aso ang niluluto namin!!! Hahaha! yung lalagyan kase ata namin ay para sa pagkain ng aso!!! Syet!!! (see my post on Anawanin—ung nag-iisang picture dun ng pagkain! nyahahaha!) Bunch of losers!!! :D Buti na lang, hindi kame maselan! Charr!
9 am na, we’re done with our breakfast and done with packing up. Yey! and Mang Rudy was just in time for the island-hopping! As usual, si Mang Rudy na naman ang nagligpit ng tent, kase hindi kame marunong magtupi boohoo! Just as we’re all ready to leave Anawangin, Manang Langga once again made sure we’re still okay hehehe! and before we hopped on to the banca, she kissed us on the cheek yay! Hangsweet lang! :D
All throughout our stay in Anawangin, Manang Langga never failed to be a mother to us! Nux! :D Maybe because we can speak her dialect, which is Visaya. Plus, according to her, I look like her daughter-in-law, kaya siguro gustong-gusto nya kame! :D swerte! ;)
‘twas a 45-minute super-hot-kinda-bumpy-and-splashy ride from Anawangin to Capones! Hunggginetttt lang!!! Kaya todo-cover ng mga mukha namin, kala nyo naman kung sinong mga kutis poselana! Hahaha! super init lang talaga kase, masakit pa rin kahit maitim ang balat! ;) After 45 minutes, there’s Capones!!! Tadahhh!! We were welcomed by this sight; with other campers trying to find shade under big rocks! Hehehe pramis, sobrang init, masakit! Then, we started off with our little hike to the Capones Lighthouse!
The hike was really a torture!!! nyehehe! Hindi sa nag-iinarte, pero kase ang inet na nga ng araw sa ulo, pati yung buhangin na dinadaanan namin ay soooobrrrrannnggg init din! Ayus lang sana, kaso yung buhangin na tipong lulubog yung mga paa mo sa sobrang buhaghag nila! :D boom! reklamadora!
On our way to the lighthouse, we passed by this spot where there were a lot of slippers! Sa isip-isip namin “baka tsinelas yan ng mga nalunod na sa islang ‘to!” ehehe! scary! :D Pramis, dami talaga!
The trail’s rocky and a bit slippery, and as we neared the lighthouse, the trail becomes steeper; but there’s a rope which you can get a grip of when you reach that part of the trail na medyo mahirap akyatin. I was careful enough not to strain my right knee, parang sasakit na naman kase eh!
Pero, in fairness it was all worth it. Ewan ko, nagandahan ako dun sa dagat papuntang lighthouse, pero walang naliligo! ehehe! After a few more steps, finally, we saw the lighthouse!!! Galing! :D Parang perstaym lang nakakita ng lighthouse, matagal akong nakatanga! hehe! There was a group of youngsters atop the lighthouse, so we waited for a couple of minutes down .
Jillian and I went inside the lighthouse, just when the first group descended. Medyo nakakatakot yung spiral staircases, umuuga kase! ehehe! pero keri lang! :) I got a little nervous with the last vertical staircase going up, feeling ko madudulas ako sa tsinelas ko! But my trekking/hiking slippers never failed me.. :)
Tadahhh!!! Whew!! I was amazed by the view on top of the Capones Lighthouse! Saarraapp!!! :D
After a couple of minutes of cam-whoring and appreciating the beauty of nature, we finally decided to go down…
When we were down, we managed to get some more pictures of ourselves ahaha! Pikchur pikchur with the old walls of the lighthouse, while Manong Rudy’s still waiting for us! ehehe abuso eh! Pahirapan sa group pic! :D
There it is!! We started off with our descent via the same trail..this time, medyo mabilis na kame, since the trail’s downhill… Pero mainit pa rin, hehe! Hindi na natapos ang reklamo eh! When we reached the shore where our banca was waiting for us, we hurriedly dipped our feet into the shallow water, hangggiinnett sobra ng buhangin!! :/ Then off we went back to the tour guide’s headquarters!
We made use of the toilet at Arman’s house to freshen up, before going back to Manila. After 30 minutes of preppin, hinatid kame ni Mang Rudy back to San Antonio municipal hall, kung sa’n kame nag-antay ng bus pabalik ng Manila! Tapos..homesweethome na!!! :D See you again Anawangin! :D