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Travel Blogs from Ponta delgada
Peter writes …..
Well our adventures aboard White Rose have started anew with the arrival of the boat in Horta on the island of Faial in the Azores (Middle of the North Atlantic).
We are visiting several of the islands with friends before I, together with John and Steve, move the boat back into the Mediterranean.
Our thanks go to Charles and crew for getting the boat to Horta.
We have been joined on board by John, Vanessa and Steve and together we
... has been on this ship now for 10 years. Today we have The British Customs on board so we all have to front up to have our passports stamped. This turned out to be very quick and easy unlike the guy we got for the American customs. We lined up there for a good 20 minutes before the even opened the line which extended outside and half way along the deck. We managed to get a real smart ****, but the British chap was very friendly. Funny story, we have a chap ...
... Africa on the BBC, or Despicable Me. Since Africa isn't one of our ports Despicable Me won. After that high quality entertainment was over a bike ride was calling. When I got back to the cabin Donna dozed off to Skyfall. I had to put off bed to watch James Bond run around London to places we may see tomorrow. London was saved, so off to ...
Raining this morning, but stopped for our first two stops of our shore excursion. Our first stop was at the Antonio Borges Botanical Garden. We saw many tropical plants, and a cool rubber tree. We had a bus full of retirement home escapees that hardly left the bus, so we were always bringing up the rear. Our guide was also having trouble translating english, so she better keep her day job. Anyway, stop two was a pineapple plantation. Lots of pineapples ...
... the people we have encountered, and we only just arrived.
We stay put, it is dark, late for us and it has been a long day. We will see what tomorrow brings. The weather is the big question and will dictate our activity. No matter what we will embrace this island as much as we can.
We are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on the island of Sao Miguel, hard to believe!
More tomorrow, good night.