Sunday, May 20, 2012

Horte, Azores

Made land for the first time since leaving Ft. Lauderdale in a small port called Horte in the Azores, a group of volcanic islands owned by Portugal.

As it is Sunday, we were told not to be in a hurry to get off, nothing would be open until noon. So, I slept until 9:15, had a leisurely (that's the first opportunity I've had to use that word)breakfast, attended to a few chores with Missy, my boss, and got off the ship (using the life boats as tenders) around noon.

Walked around for an hour, no more, got back on the ship and had lunch. Not much to tell except that the weather is beautiful, sunny and 66 degrees. It is a small and seemingly poor island and the only source of income seems to be taking tourists on whale watching trips or up to a volcano, long since dormant.

The picture below is of one of the life boats arriving to pick up more passengers.

Tomorrow is another island close by. We'll hope for more activity

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