Bloodstone Beach at the South Dock of Corregidor Island is called as such because of various pebbles on the shore with natural blood splatter design on its surface. Legends say that these stones were tainted by the blood of Filipino, American and Japanese soldiers who fought and died on the beaches of Corregidor during World War II.
Geologists, however, explained that the coloration is a chemical reaction caused by sea water on the type of rocks found in the island.
The South Dock is formerly a US Navy wharf. It offers a convenient alternative for landing on days when strong winds make it difficult to dock at North Dock. Today, the Philippine Navy uses this dock for their vessels, as well as yachts and ferry boats that visit the island. Employees in the island and their families usually come to the dock to fish. There are picnic huts nearby.
Posted for Watery Wednesday