Friday, May 31, 2013

Lighthouses that I have visited in the Philippines

The Philippines has the fifth longest coastline in the world!

With more than 5, 000 nautical miles of coasting routes and tortuous channels regularly navigated by  ships plying in the Philippine territorial waters, modern navigational aids is a must to guide the ships against the treacherous reefs and shoals. But before the modern aids, one of the traditional navigational aids is the lighthouse which serves as sentinels of the ships in the sea.

In the Philippines, there are more than 30 lighthouses and so far I have visited only 12 of them.

And these are the lighthouses that  I have visited...





Basco Lighthouse in Naidi Hills, Basco, Batanes (2003) 66ft.













Cape Santiago Lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas (1890) 51 ft.













Mahatao Lighthouse in Mahatao, Batanes (2004) more than 27 feet














Cape Bolinao Lighthouse in Bolinao, Pangasinan (1906) 101 ft.












Cape Engano in Palaui Island, Sta. Ana, Cagayan (1893) 47 ft.














Cape Capones Lighthouse in San Antonio, Zambales (1890) 65 ft.











Guisi Lighthouse in Barangay Dolores, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras  













Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos, Ilocos Norte (1892) 66 ft.












Sabtang Lighthouse in Sabtang Island, Batanes (recent)













Anilao Beach Lighthouse in Anilao, Batangas
(recent)


Malabriga Lighthouse in Brgy. Malabriga, Lobo, Batangas (1896)


Lighthouse in Tanay, Rizal





And the smallest lighthouse in Sabtang Island, Batanes.

It is my goal to visit at least half of the lighthouses in the Philippines.

And I think, 10 lighthouses is a good start!

My next target are the lighthouses in Apo Reef, Liloan, Cebu, and Capul, Samar, 




















It's Really More Fun 
Seeing the Lighthouses in the Philippines!

2 comments:

  1. Nice...but the picture you posted on Siete Pecados is actually the Guisi Lighthouse in Barangay Dolores, Nueva Valencia. :-)

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  2. Ok, thank you. The travel that I made was 2 years ago and I cannot recall the exact place. I will change it. Thank you again. =)

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