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Category: Faial in the Azores

This is how lizards mate…

Ok, I surprised them but they especially surprised me. So, this is how lizards mate… They almost look like humans. I just couldn’t believe it! They were so passionate…

Happy Easter!

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 […]

Pics of Pico

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, […]

The Caldeira do Faial in the Azores

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 […]

The Regina Maris arrives in Horta

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 […]

Waves, wind and rain galore in Horta

  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.

Windy days in Horta

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 […]

The Eendracht – Dutch Sailing Beauty

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 […]

Lizards in Horta

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 […]

Capelinhos on Faial

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 […]

A typical day in Horta

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 […]

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. I haven’t seen much of it […]