Posts Tagged "Azores"

Ponta Delgada, Azores

After 2 days at sea we arrived in the Azores on April 22, 2015, and docked in Ponta Delgada, our last port before heading back to Fort Lauderdale. We spent over night here in this typical Portuguese city with its white buildings with black trim and the ever-present black and white cobblestone streets in many different mosaic designs. The morning of the first day was quite rainy but a rainbow appeared and the rest of our stay was bright and sunny. On the second day we ended this fabulous voyage at the last port with  lunch at the Taberna Acor with local meats and cheeses. The thumbnail...

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Horta, Azores, Portugal

Sunday May 6, 2012 found us anchored in between the islands of Pico and Faial in the Azores. Our port of call was Horta on the island of Faial, where we had to tender into the marina. Arriving on shore we headed toward the South end of the town, along Rua Vasco da Gama to the Fort of Sao Sebastiao. We then headed North past the Church of Nossa Senhora das Angustias, the Fort of Santa Cruz and the Convent of Sao Francisco. We continued along Rua Conselheiro Medeiros passing the Church Matriz do Santissimo Salvador and ending at Praca da Republica. We returned via Avenue 25th of April which...

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Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

May 5, 2012 found us in the Azores on the Island of São Miguel in the port of Ponta Delgada. It was an overcast day and rain was forecasted, so we started out with our umbrellas ready. We left the cruise terminal, situated right in town, and walked up the hill to the Mercado (Market). From there we strolled Rua dos Mercadores to the City Gates, the Court House and Matriz São Sedastião (Church). We then traveled back to the ship via the waterfront and past the Telecommunication Building, before it started to rain.   Waterfront Telecommunication Building Flower Vendor Matriz São Sedastião...

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Ponta Delgada, Azores

After 2 days at sea we were in the Azores. Here we docked  in Ponta Delgada. We first went to the municipal market and then strolled around the town.         Ponta Delgada City street City pedestrian street Court House City Gates City Gates Market Market Ponta...

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Ponta Delgada, Azores

Ponta Delgada is located on the island of Sao Miguel.  Our tour took us to Furnas Valley & Hot Springs. We traveled to the north side of the island where we overlooked the rugged coast. We then went to the only tea plantation & factory in Europe. After leaving the plantation we drove to Furnas Valley, where there is many hot springs. Our lunch was cooked underground using geo-thermal energy. After lunch we drove to Vila Franca the original capital of Sao Miguel.   Vila Franca Fishermen’s chapel Vila Franca Vila Franca Church Vila Franca Church Vila Franca Church At Lagoa...

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