And now, we go tour Ponta Delgada and much of Santa Miguel island, a part of the Portugal's Azores.
|As usual this time of the year, the fog ruled the
world .. or at least The Azores. The first 45 minutes of
our tour we visited places where the fog was so thick we
could not see the target and didn't bother taking any photos.
Then, the fog began to lift, we were back in business.
|A rather beautiful church in a small town where we stopped on our tour of the Azores.|
As many of you know, Lynda likes to photograph flowers and plants. Here's a few from those around the Azores
The next place on our tour was Caldeira Velha National Park.(See TripAdvisor comments about this park.) On the way to the park we stopped at a view point; here's a couple photos:
And now we enter the Caldeira Velha National Park.
|The main attraction of the park was a water fall which had a pool of water at over 80F.|
On the way to our lunch, we stopped at a tea farm where they not only grew the many varieties of tea plants, but also made and packaged tea to the markets. Here are two photos of the farm. Note on the left photo the size of a person carrying a sack. It serves as a comparison to the size of the farm fields. (You may have to click for a larger image to see the sack-carrying person.)
And that was the end of our tour, more or less. All we had left to do was to ride back to the ship where we enjoyed some more wine (in addition to a wonderful mystery dinner theater -- but more on that adventure on the next page.