Google Earth photo of the Mariveles area.
Just before you take the
winding road down into the city, you have a great view of Mount
A closer look at the old volcano.
A panoramic view of Mariveles
Harbour with the South China Sea on the horizon.
Mariveles shipyard and city.
A closer view of the city. The
high peak behind the city is Mount Pucot.
Mariveles city view in the
opposite direction. The peak to the right is where the previous
photos were taken from.
The view across Sisiman Bay
looking towards Gorda Point.
To walk around Sisiman Bay you
have to pass through the village.
Fishing boats on Sisiman Bay.
Karl passing over Aquaguan Creek.
The creek empties into Sisiman Bay
Looking down at the area where
the PT boats were tied up just offshore.
Zoomed view of Mount Mariveles
from this ridge.
On the opposite side of the
ridge, a new coal power plant is being constructed.
It is large enough to be
easily seen from the Inn on Corregidor Island. This zoomed early
morning photo was taken February 25th, just two days after the smoke
stack got its first coat of paint.
Zoomed view looking across Sisiman Bay at Gorda
Aerial view of Gorda Point
taken in December, 2007.
Today it looks like a lot of
quarrying is being done at Gorda Point.
The inland side of the Point
is not being touched.
Looking at Corregidor Island
from Gorda Point. The closest distance between the two of them is
6.2km or 3.9 miles.
Here is a view of the path we
walked to get from Sisiman Bay, around Gorda Point and along part of
Approaching Caracol Point.
At Caracol Point you can now
see directly into Mariveles. Note the cove that is around the corner
to the right.
Here is a panoramic view of
the same cove.
The USS Canopus was tied up on
the left. According to Capt. Sackett's sketch, the location in which
she was scuttled would be not too far offshore and towards the
right. (The wartime shape of this cove may have been changed a bit
due to construction going on here now. We saw a couple places where
recent fill has been dumped into the cove).
A zoomed view of Mount
Mariveles taken from Caracol Point. There is a road behind the
houses you see along the shoreline. Navy tunnels 3, 4 and 5 are
inland of this road in the hillside.
Great view showing part of
Sisiman Bay looking across Mariveles Bay. Cochinos Point is in the
Mariveles is notable as one of
the starting points for the 'Bataan Death March'. Here is a look at
first marker (KM 00) with the plaque in the background. Click on the
plaque to open a reading window.
Very few of the original style
Death March Markers still exist so here is a look at the one 15km
north of here at Cabcaben.
Thanks to guys such as Roger
Davis, Glen Williford and Tony Feredo for providing some information
on the locations/construction of the Navy Tunnels and fire control
station. It is helpful to have a good idea of what you are looking
For the two days I was in
Bataan, I would like to thank Karl for the great hospitality (as
usual). I am sure that he knows Bataan better than most of the
residents, especially the war history. The scenery alone made the
trip very worthwhile. I hope to return as there is lots more see in
Finally, here is an early
morning photo taken from Mariveles looking SE towards Corregidor
Island. Behind Corregidor you can also see a bit of Caballo Island.