We were lucky enough to visit another sailing boat today. This time we visited a German training ship – Thor Heyerdahl. It is a three-masted topsail schooner which is used […]
Aren’t they beautiful?
Pico is always a sight to behold. No matter how often you see it, the thrill never fades. It was particularly visible today, which is quite a rarity. In the evening, […]
This is one of the island’s majors attractions to visit – the impressive Caldeira do Faial. The Caldeira is the vast crater of an extinct volcano from which the island […]
Another Dutch schooner arrived in Horta on Saturday afternoon. Several locals hurried to welcome the newcomer. Pico (the volcano) was a bit shy though and it decided to hide behind the […]
If you compare these pics with the pics that I took yesterday, you would think that I’m on another planet. Horta today: rain, south wind and violent waves.
After a couple of stormy days, we had a nice stroll in the sunshine. It was impossible to go out without sunglasses. I got splashed by a wave yesterday when […]
Eendracht is a three-mast schooner, which has been in service since 1989 and it sails as a training vessel. My boyfriend took these pics when the ship arrived in the marina […]
The Island of Pico is the second largest in the Azores and one that is home to Portugal’s highest mountain (2351m), also called Pico. It takes 30 minutes by ferry […]
If you saw this vessel in the middle of the ocean, you would probably think that it is a pirate ship. But it is actually a fair trade sailing ship, owned […]
Lizards are exquisite creatures. They can be a bit shy at the beginning but once they realize that you are a friend, they’ll stay and observe you just like we humans […]
This is the westernmost part of Europe, which is situated on the island of Faial. The eruption of Capelinhos took place in 1957 and it lasted for 13 months. While the eruption […]
It is so inviting to go for a walk in Horta. There’s the ocean, there’s nature, there are many cute houses and the colorful marina of course. There’s always something […]
You can come across some amazing ships in the marina of Horta. I read that it has space for 300 vessels, and is currently the fourth most visited ocean marina in the world. […]
There is an indescribable energy in this town. I feel like I’m under a spell. I know that pictures cannot do justice but here’s an attempt to show you Horta. And […]
This small plane brought us to Horta on the island of Faial, which is one of the nine islands that form the Azores archipelago. I haven’t seen much of it […]