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Pico Island

Madalena to Lajes do Pico to Sao Roque

all seasons in one day 15 °C
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This was my time on Pico Island. My favorite place was Lajes. They had a nice little restaurant and place to stay. I painted there and met some people to talk to and had a couple glasses of wine.

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This is on the ferry ride to Pico island. The water was a little rough, and I was a little ill. Stayed the night in Madalena.

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I wandered around the town, Lajes do Pico, on the next day until I found a nice place to paint. This is along the way.

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I have climbed many stairs. I am officially done with stairs and castles.

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The sidewalks here always have interesting designs and images. Sometimes i wonder why i havent run into anything while looking at them!

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Still me walking around.

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Night is coming while I am still painting.

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This is from the restaurant that was part of the residencial i stayed at. They had very nice people there and i talked to them well past closing time.

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Night. The little dot you can see in the middle is Venus. The sky was amazingly clear.

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This is a picture of a picture of a flood they had before they built a barrier wall next to the sea. The place you see is the place i stayed. The giant rail crate you see was supposedly floating around and smashed into the building. You can imagine what happened to the car!

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This was on the shop next door. The American view of the world. Looks familiar eh?

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The next day I went to Sao Roque. Which i was bored. I must have walked for miles and miles in my boredom. I had to hitchhike to get there, other wise spend 4 hours on the bus circling the island. Some old eccentric couple picked me up, and im surprised they didnt run anyone over!! If anyone EVER goes to portugal, please watch out for motorists. they are damn dangerous.

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They had natural swimming pools like this all over the azores. They fill up with the tide. this one, the tide is out. People would also just swim in the ocean, and even do laps. Badass!

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Another view of the mountain, Pico.

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When I was walking around I saw this house way in the middle of the Pico ¨forest¨ and it looked very difficult to get to.

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The calf was very cute. I thought grace would want to see it. I felt bad I probably ate its mom or dad while I was on the island. I was almost impossible to avoid meat. Unless i wanted bread and cheese for every meal! But now on the mainland im back to a veghead.

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These were rocks in the ocean.

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And these were some vines i thought were pretty.

Overall of Pico I liked Lajes the best. Like i said, i would like to go back with a tent and more time. and maybe a car...

Posted by therook 10:41 Archived in Portugal Tagged backpacking

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