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Travel Blogs from Vila Franca do Campo
... and walking some of the dramatic coastline that these islands have to offer. It can be very spectacular although the weather hasn’t been as brilliant as we had hoped.The locals tell us that the low cloud and rain are ‘unseasonal’ but we hear that everywhere we go!
I must say both Bridget and I are looking forward to getting back into the sunny bays that the Med has to offer so the next update hopefully, should come from just such a place.
... two Chinese fellows here to teach them about growing tea, an industry that has flourished, so apart from the tea their main industry is dairy production. The cows are black and white so you can imagine how pretty it looks with the rolling green pastures and the beautiful herds of cattle every where. There is about 150,000 people on Ponta Delgarda and we were told the cows out number them. They are having a car rally here between the 15th and 17th and I am ...
Very cloudy this morning, so no sunrise. Breakfast uneventful. Went by the library for Donna to pick up her daily puzzles, and people watch for entertainment. About 11:15 it was time for our port lecture on Copenhagen. We put off lunch, because I thought a nap was more important. Donna did her daily puzzles while I counted lifeboats in ...
... see. I did manage to see a tanker off in the distance. Our captain told us at noon the marine traffic would start to pick up the closer we get to the English Channel. He has become our other source of entertainment. Everyday at noon he comes on the PA to give us updates on our location, weather, etc. A couple of days ago he told us the spotted a cargo ship that morning, but it wasn't important because we would never see them again anyway. To much time at sea gives you a sense ...
... provide a meal and a place to rest for a few hours. Started in the 16th Century on Sao Miguel many return year after year, many are descendants of past pilgrimages. They will pray to relieve themselves from the "burdens of the world". It is a life long commitment.
We did stumble on the Market. Again in the heart of the city, lots of activity and neat and tidy, nicely displayed stands. Proud of the product they sell you can tell this is a regular shopping ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool