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Modern Asian feel and decor with a beautiful zen garden
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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
... 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 ...
... Donna finally woke me up, and forced me to lunch. Afterward we took a walk to the Piazza to listen to music, watch dancing, and more music. My nap wasn't finished, so Donna worked on her daily puzzles until dinner. After dinner finding something on TV was my top priority while Donna washed her hair. The finalist came down to a civil ...
... off in downtown Ponta Delgada, so we didn't have to walk all the way back to see everything. We saw the town square, town gates, plus many very old churches on the walk back to the ship. Donna tried doing a little shopping, but that was about as successful as me connecting to the internet on the ship. It was the first port call in the Azores for Royal Princess, so we made the news, and a band played for us on the dock. It looked like a scene from ...
... house numbers to birth announcements! From there we go in search of a jeweler in the small town of Rabo de Peixe (Tail of the Fish), which we never do find. The streets aren't very well labeled, and as is the case in many European port towns the streets are a warren - effective in keeping any raiders (or tourists) from figuring out where the heck they are! Huge new harbour being built here, but looks more commercial than pleasure type. Donna does find ...