After our visit from Vayang Rolling Hills our van went to the top of Naidi Hill where the Basco Lighthouse is located.
Basco Lighthouse was constructed on March 2003 to help on the navigation for local fisherman and ships and a the same time for tourists to visit.
By the way, this tour was the Batan Island Tour by Wakay Tours where we get to appreciate lots of places in Batan Island.
Here is what happened during our visit to the lighthouse.
11:51 AM We arrived at Basco Lighthouse
6 minutes travel time by van from Vayang Rolling Hills.
It was still drizzling when we arrived at Basco Lighthouse but that did not stop us from visiting. In Batanes where there is a drizzle there is wind and it was fun and challenging, especially when you can’t stabilize your camera when holding it up in the air.
Here is a photo of a sign which tells the history of Basco Lighthouse.
There’s a wide area with benches where you can sit and look at the lighthouse or Batanes Bay.
I tried exploring even the back side of the lighthouse.
As it turns out there was a comfort room being built but still was not finished. I wonder how much a bag of cement is in Batanes since transferring it via sea is already hard due to the big waves.
We then decided to go inside the lighthouse and climb it. We were on of the last people in the group to climb the lighthouse, the reason may have been because we were the only group who climbed the hill in Vayang Rolling Hills.
Some reminders before we go up.
There are about three floors before you reach the top of the lighthouse. Each floor has a window that illuminates the floor and the stairs.
The stairs have a small width so you need to give way to those going down.
When we reached top and decided to go out to the veranda strong winds blew. Not strong enough to carry a human being but strong enough for us to hold on the railings.
Here are the views from the top of Basco Lighthouse.
Then we went down.
And started walking to our van for the next destination.
12:06 PM We were back inside the van and heading to the Church of Basco.
Total time going around Basco Lighthouse and Naidi Hill: 15 minutes.
I wish we had stayed here for a longer time but I shall do it next time. Besides, Basco Lighthouse is only around 1.5 kilometers from the town proper of Basco, still a walking distance.