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Horta on the island of Faial

This small plane brought us to Horta on the island of Faial, which is one of the nine islands  that form the Azores archipelago.DSC06013

I haven’t seen much of it yet but I can tell you that Horta looks gorgeous.

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Horta is famous for its colorful marina and especially for its”wall” where all the visiting sailors leave a very personalized message. The legend has it that any boat that does not leave a message is doomed never to return.

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You could spend hours reading these messages. Some of them are even quite old.

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The town of Horta has a population of about 7000 people but it seems to be very cosmopolitan.

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We went for a coffee to Peter Café Sport where all the sailors crossing the Atlantic come. The café is packed with yacht flags and ensigns and it is a world of its own.

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While visiting the town, we came across some charming sailing boats.

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And when you walk a bit further away, you will find some beautiful beaches.

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And guess what – I saw a little egret in town.

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One thing is sure, I already feel at home here…

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