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Travel Blogs from Ponta delgada
... be off to explore.
The one thing that all the islands seem to have in common is blue hydrangeas. They appear to grow wild, in hedges high up in the hills and are quite beautiful. An unusual sight for us as they are very hard to grow in English gardens unless your soil is alkaline!
In a few days I will be flying back to England whilst Peter and the boys take White Rose back to the Mediterranean. It will give me a chance to visit family, and get some Marmite to take back!!!
Today was our first port after 6 days at sea. We are in
Ponta Delgada, Azores, off the coast of Portugal. The weather is very overcast,
rainy, and misty with a chance of sun. (While maybe not while we’re here). We
took a tour to a pineapple greenhouse. That is how they grow them here. Very
interesting, but wet. They had your typical tourist shop, with the typical
... and green. Then I got back onto the golf buggy and headed off for Castelo dos Mouros, which is basically a watchtower and defensive walls. No golf buggy up to the top here! It was super windy at the top so I lwas freezing, but the view of Pena Palace was well worth it. Afterwards I ran my hands through my hair and realised that I had a bird's nest on my head. But no time for vanity, the next castle awaited!! Montserrat was the next stop, often overlooked by tourists who ...
... gun (I don't remember exactly what the saying was) and passed the paper to me.
I wrote something along the lines of: I felt like the Gollum, with the voices in my head. "Go, get your precious, juuuicy, scrumptious ham." I didn't know much, but I knew one thing; I had to get that ham.
The story that continued from that was super funny! I love the paragraph game.
Bye Maddie, bye Gonzalo, love you guys! ^_^
... cup of coffee and pastel de nada. To make ourselves feel better we also ordered a Portuguese bread roll with presunto (ham.) Ben and Veronica had a croissant.
The next step was our 5th mode of transportation for the trip, the elevador de Lavra, a tram that hoist you effortless to ...