After our adventure trek to Bacbacan Falls, Makinit Hot Spring and Cabcaben River the next stop of our Tricycle tour around Brooke’s Point, Palawan would be to go around their town proper. And our goal was to visit the famous lighthouse reportedly build by Sir James Brooke himself. We went there after a quick visit at St. Joseph Parish Church, also located at the town proper.
Upon arrival at the Brooke’s Point Lighthouse, the gate was closed and we asked around on how we could get to the other side of the gate to get near the lighthouse. A lady pointed us to a Philippine Coast Guard, one of the few that were guarding and operating the lighthouse. We asked kindly if we could enter to get close to the lighthouse and luckily, he opened the gate and let us through.
There were two lighthouse inside. One was tall, white and new, it was the new and operational one to guide seafarers. The smaller one was the original lighthouse that was believed to be build by the British explorer Sir James Brooke.
Dong Ho was the first one to go up the smaller lighthouse while I was observing a peculiar stove that borders between the medieval and the modern.
When I went up I asked Dong Ho why he did not go to the very top of the lighthouse, he said that he could not as they were using the top of the old lighthouse for something. When I went up I was surprised that they were drying fish at the top! Lucky dried fishes to have a nice view.
When we were satisfied observing the lighthouse, we went down, thanked the people around for letting us go inside and left for our next stop Port Miller.