searching the azores for home, but finding a jurrasic park.
15.04.2007 - 20.04.2007 18 °C
Here is the first day that I was in the azores. I was on Faial, in Horta. Very beautiful island with nice houses with red roofs and small streets.
The Azores were a mix of bad and good. It was so beautiful, but sometimes so slow and boring and hard to get around (only two busses a day). Walking was wonderful, but the islands were bigger than one might think! and i didnt get very far.
I would like to come back with more time, a tent, and camp out in the ¨wilderness¨. That would be really fun.
This was the view from my airplane window as we flew into horta. It is the peak of Pico mountain. It was a bit breathtaking.
Welcome to the Azores!
The little car I rented, the Ford Fiesta!! It drove so easily. Way easier than the truck. Reminded me of JRs car. I only rented it for the one first day in Horta.
When I first went driving into Horta I stopped by some tide pools.
And the fish in the tide pool!
This was the port in horta. People would paint messages about their journeys by boat for good luck or to say that they had be there. and there were thousands!
Here is one view of the beach next to Horta. Very nice and clean and blue water.
Another view of the same beach.
I started to climb up the hill you see in the first picture, and there were some ruins of a house which were very interesting.
When i was walking around, there were lizards scurrying everywhere. I felt like i was in Jurrasic park.
The water was great. Everywhere here the water was so blue.
Me climbing the hill.
This is the view over the beach that you could see from where i hiked.
This was me driving around, and this is a happy cow grazing by the side of the road.
My house Nice grassy hills and a horse.
Also driving around on Faial. A nice old church.
A cafe. My relatives perhaps? the Jacintos?
I drove up to the volcanos peak, the caldeira. Its a crater now. I assume it exploded. Its also a refuge area for wildlife.
Some of the wildlife.
Chicharros. Little fried whole fishes. I had a very hard time eating them, but i did. and here is the picture to prove it!
So that was my first day in Horta. Pretty eventful, but somewhat lonely. And i slept in the car. Yikes. But pico was much less lonely and I didnt have to sleep in any cars!