Seawater swimming pool at old mill near Baia des Quatro Ribeiras


On the Rocks at Quatro Ribeiras


Quatro Ribeiras


Swimming pool at the Terceira Mar hotel viewed from our balcony with Monte Brasil in the background


Land view of the Terceira Mar hotel at Angra do Heroismo


View over Angra including the Cathedral do Santissimo Salvador da Se


Igreja da Misericordia overlooking the yacht basin at Angra


Praia d'Angra beside the yacht basin


Theo in the Gruta de Natal


Hygrangea hedges & Andrew


Steaming vents at Furnas do Enxofre on Terceira


Ponta dos Capelinhos


On the edge at Ponta dos Capelinhos


Ponta dos Capelinhos


Corner fireplace in the lighthouse keeper's lodgings, Ponta dos Capelinhos


Salvage of the CP Valour at Praia da Faja


CP Valour which suffered engine troubles before going aground at Praia da Faja, Faial


Bigger waves breaking on the deck


Rocks in the harbour


Faial Coastline


Ponta do Sala(n)o, Faial, with Sao Jorge in the distance


View of Horta Harbour from the belvedere Espalamaca


View from our balcony at the Hotel Horta, Faial: Pico in the clouds & the Astoria cruise ship


Pico at dawn, elevation 2351m/7711ft


Pico at Dawn from our balcony


Clouds moving across the Caldeira rim


Caldeira, Faial - spot the walking tourists on the floor


View of tourists walking on the floor of the Caldeira, Faial


Theo touches Pico


Azorean Grey Wagtail chick on the Caldeira


Cows on the Caldeira slopes with Pico in the background


Faial, Pico & Andrew from the Caldeira rim


Porto-Pim through the harbour gate


View of Porto-Pim and Horta Harbour (in background) from Monte de Guia


Horta from the ferry to Pico, our hotel centre right looking like a waffle


Pico waterfront with a little boat coming in to land at Madalena, Pico


Pico at Dawn, Sunday morning


Pico at Dawn, Sunday morning with the Pico ferry (on left)


Boarding the whale-watching RIBs with Pico in the background


Our sister boat with Pico in the background


Sperm whale off Sao Jorge


sperm whales


Atlantic Spotted Dolphins frolicking


leaping dolphin


leaping dolphin, soaring gull


Theo watching the surf at Feteira, w. of Horta


Andrew, flat out at Feteira


Feteira in the background


the little merman


high water


low water


On returning from the rock pool we saw a rainbow from our balcony


The rainbow is quite low and stretches from just above the crane on the left into the harbour


Horta Harbour from the air, Porto-Pim on this side and the yacht basin on the other


Ponta Delgada Aeroporto, Sao Miguel


Sete Cidades, Lagoa Azul e Lagoa Verda (Blue Lake & Green Lake, foreground)


Sete Cidades (left) and the two lakes


Azorean chaffinches (makes a change from sparrows)


View of Mosteiros from the mirodouro at Ponta do Escalvado


Theo visits the Eiffel Tower


Igreja do Sao Pedro, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel


Former harbour front colonnade at Ponta Delgada, now kitchens for Cafe Mascot and covered with moorish tiles


Original city gates and Igreja do Sao Sebastian - where's Andrew?


A multi-coloured house we liked on Rua dos Acores


Theo amongst the pineapples


pineapple candelabrum in the gift shop


Lagoa do Fogo as the cloud moves in


Lagoa do Fogo, people on the beach


a Ginger Lily


a Tree Fern


Stinking, bubbling, steaming volcanic mud: a fumarole near Caldeira Velha


Caldeira Velha - where's Andrew?


he really likes them


Tea plantation, Cha Porto Formoso


Inside the tea factory, most equipment supplied by Marshall's of Gainsborough


the dryer


the dryer from another angle


Andrew finds a friend


Tea Plantation no. 2 at Gorreana: the oxidation room


Emptying the sterilizing barrel


Freshly sterilized tea entering the oxidation room


a dryer


Suffocated by the fumes at Furnas


the boiling waters at Furnas


Furnas with the boiling waters in the foreground and the sulphurous steam in the background


Pero Botelho - a 16th century nickname for the devil - it sounds like an enormous dishwasher


locals boil sacks of corn on the cob in these pools and sell them to tourists - yum!


Furnas - corn sacks in background on right


Thomas Hickling's mansion in the Terra Nostra gardens overlooking a dark yellow thermal pool


on the rocks in the waterlily pond, Terra Nostra gardens


just kidding


water lily extreme close-up


Andrew's favorite orange flowers again with allium lilies and hydrangea shrubs too.


The waterlily pool (note stepping stones) with Nostra Senhora da Alegria in the background


the English-style flower garden with a deep herbaceous border, high hedges and a chaffinch


Pre-dawn view of the morning star from our hotel window


the Pico Zone between Capelas (background) and Sete Cidades


View of Lagoas Santiago & Azul (L to R) - note tourists on left at mirodouro


View out to sea from a mirodouro and picnic area near Relva


Hotel Sao Miguel Park swimming pool