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Ponta Delgada

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  • Day7

    Sao Miguel Tag 4

    June 29 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute haben wir eine Whalewatching-Tour gemacht, bei der wir Pottwale, Delfine und Schildkröten gesehen haben. Nach der 4-stündigen Tour haben wir uns in unserem großen Garten gesonnt und im Anschluss noch die Hauptstadt Ponta Delgada erkundet.

  • Day5

    São Miguel Azores

    September 2, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 68 °F

    Made it to the Azores. Flew all night (5 hours) from Boston to Ponta Delgada São Miguel Azores. Very small airport. It is very green and the streets are very narrow in some small towns. We wet through one small town during rush hour. Cars were coming at each other then at the last second swerve in to a wide spot and barely squeeze by. Dave was very uncomfortable about it but I was driving and we lived to tell about it. Dave was also uncomfortable with me walking the Roman Aqueducts. He is not comfortable with heights and it seemed fine to me. Beautiful views from up there too. Hydrangeas are everywhere and there are a lot of tree ferns which remind me of Mom since she used to grow them in San Leandro.

    We had coffee in São Miguel and found the church. They have a Saturday vigil mass at 6:30 so I will go to mass tonight because tomorrow we will be on the plane to Lisbon and train to Coimbra.
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  • Mar19

    Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

    March 19 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today, as it is our last day staying in the city, we thought it would be good to go into town and take a few photos of places we had seen with our family when they first arrived. Look at the lovely patterns on the streets.

  • Day3

    Tour of East San Miguel - Azores

    April 3, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 59 °F

    Today, we took a guided tour of the East end of San Miguel Island. We visited Furnas which is a village entirely built in the crater of a volcano - still fairly active. This is where they put together a delicious stew of meat, sausage, and vegetables in a pot and bury it in the ground for 6 hours and let nature, and the active Sulphur hot springs do the cooking. Delicious! We took in the beautiful mountainous areas and stopped of at the highest point for a photo op of Lake Furnas - one of San Miguel's volcanic lakes. There were so many gorgeous sights it was hard to capture even a fraction of them. No wonder they call the Azores the Hawaii of Europe.Read more

  • Mar15

    Fri.-A Pineapple Plantation & Good Byes

    March 15 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    So, our time has come to an end but we are so happy that we were all able to spend a few days together on this beautiful island out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. We are all looking forward to our next family adventure ... somewhere.

    Anyways, I have been like a broken record talking about visiting a pineapple farm that is close to where we are staying. We had time in the morning to head to the farm and check out how pineapples are grown.

    Once oranges were the main crop in the Azores – helping to ward off scurvy and as gifts in northern countries. In the 19th century, winter oranges were so popular in London, they were called St. Michaels. But things changed when a blight killed many of the trees. The need for a substitute to the orange led to a boom in growing pineapples in the Azores. I believe that roots were brought from Brazil. While there was no tropical sun, the new crop needed a warm soil rich in organic matter – and that led to pineapple greenhouses – which are unique to the Azores.

    We saw about 20 greenhouses at the Arruda Plantation but apparently there are about 6,000 greenhouses on the island. It takes 2 years to grow a pineapple from flower to fruit, and lots of smoke to fertilize the plant as it grows. Each plant only produces one fruit.

    And, the Ananaz, or Azorean pineapple, is unique -being small and with an intense flavor. In the coffee shop, we have seen pineapple cakes, sugared pineapple, pineapple liqueur, pineapple jams and pineapple used as a garnish on roasted meats.

    The Best Experiences of the Day

    Nathan - hitting his mommy on the head with his metal trolley car ‘choo choo’ on the plane

    Audrey - looking at the pineapple jewellery

    Cal - seeing the tiny baby pineapples in the greenhouses

    Matt - eating natas and drinking an expresso

    Amy - enjoying sitting in the sunshine on the back deck

    Tim - eating the small Azores pineapple

    Caitlin - looking at the beaded pineapple necklaces in the gift shop and eating natas

    Connie - seeing the look on Audrey’s face when she got real hot chocolate with whipping cream at the pastry shop!

    Chris - getting a gift of pineapple piripiri and trying to do the Math on how many pineapple plants were in each greenhouse!
    (The answer is around 250 plants per greenhouse.)
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  • Day176

    Ponta Delgada

    October 24, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

    The capitol city of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, is charming. One can see the Portugese style of mosaic sidewalks, clock towers, churches and fountains. People are mostly catholic and their faith is strong.

  • Day8

    Ponta Delgada Cheese & Wine

    May 2, 2015 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    When we returned from the volcanic crater to Ponta Delgada, we went to a very nice hotel for a wine tasting. Glenda and I got off the bus at the fifteenth-century Spanish fort and walked in the oldest part of the city. We admired the beautiful architecture and took a few photos. By the time I returned to the ship I had a slight sore throat, but was not running a fever. I took a couple Tylenol capsules and went to sleep. Around 5:00 pm I woke and got dressed for another dinner with Hal and Sharon Miles, this time at the Crown Grill. I am really enjoying learning some of the finer points of using the Canon 60-D camera.Read more

  • Day1

    Impressionen

    July 10 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Ein paar Eckdaten:
    Im Jahre 1438 von einem Sklaven entdeckt angeblich. Er hat, so wird berichtet von Santa Maria aus Land gesehen in der Ferne. An Tage des Erzengels Michael.

    Größte Insel der Azoren und die Hauptinsel mit Ponta Delgada als Hauptstadt der Azoren.

    746 km²
    155 km Küste
    137.699 EinwohnerRead more

  • Day2

    Airport

    July 11 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Der Flughafen von Sao Miguel....! Recht überschaubar und klein direkt am Wasser. Faial war noch kleiner. Flores ist noch viel kleiner. Aber viel , viel winziger ist Corvo 😜😜😜🤪🤪🤪 da ist der Runway quasi mitten im Dorf .🙈🙈

  • Day10

    Ponta Delgada

    April 22 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Started out drizzly and with a rainbow but didn’t take long to open the clouds to the beautiful sunshine. Wonderfully warm 19C and a breeze. Walked to the fruit and vegetable market and bought clementines the through a garden and back to the old town for lunch where Vic and I shared mussels and rustic bread and cheese and Carolynne and I shared white wine. More walking in the city in the sunshine.

    Rob, the cans of sardines are for you.
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