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... We finished up in town and went up to a panoramic view point where the wind almost made us sisters to Mary Poppins. I noticed a golf course on route down, so of course Rui had to stop in and make the golf pro open the shop. Then I had to buy a couple ball markers. Beautiful course that is rated number 2 in Portugal, but no one was playing in the hurricane. We ended the day with a wine tour at the only vineyard on the island. Was beautiful and all organic. We got to see ...
... as the "bad" neighbourhood which is home to the local gypsy community where we saw loads of children and a fist fight. Right next door is one of the nicest real estate locations, side by side with the problem area. Lunch was great with a terrific ocean view. A quick stop at Ribeira Grande to see the water flowing and the 400 year old bridge with 8 arches. Then on to Lagoa do Fogo for a dip in the natural hot springs. Natural all right. The cooler ...
... would make a great rally track with lots of winding roads through the very hilly terrain. It reminds me very much of England but much more mountainous, after all it was volcanic way back when. Such a beautiful place a pity it is so far away from Australia or perhaps it is it's location that keeps it so beautiful. Would be a great place to come for a few weeks, hire a car and really explore. The Azores are made up if 9 islands with no connecting bridges so you ...
... potentially dangerous for some of the older people who are less mobile than us. The other downfall was that we hit here on a Sunday and hence all the shops are closed.
We came back to the ship and had some lunch. I have taken pictures of some of the beautiful orchids that are in the dining room. So Laura can have a bouquet of orchid’s compliments of the Eurodam and Mommy.
... We continue our wandering, not much open as it is Sunday afternoon. Our few wanderings of the world always leave me wondering why it seems only North Americans are so driven to BUY,BUY,BUY! The places we've been the commercial spaces are mostly understated and relaxed, and not 'boasting' about themselves at all. Oh well, I digress.
We stop to BUY a few more groceries before heading home. After checking out the Moray Eel (we took a pass on ...