Posts Tagged ‘são miguel’

  1. Lazy days in the Azores

    September 12-15, 2014
    Posted on October 30, 2015

    The sunny island of Santa Maria is quiet and days there can be very uneventful. Which is kind of a good thing.

    On Friday, the oddity of the day was meeting a guy from Brazil on Praia Formosa, and chatting with him a little bit in English, and a little bit in Russian. We distracted him enough that he missed the oncoming high tide and his bag got thoroughly soaked in sea water.

    Quintessential Santa Maria landscape: green pastures, blue ocean and white chimneys.

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  2. Lazy Day in Ponta Delgada

    September 7, 2014
    Posted on May 2, 2015

    On our last full day on São Miguel, we decided to finally spend some time in the capital – Ponta Delgada. Dropped off our scooters in the morning and ventured out on foot. With no specific spot in mind, we decided to start with a cup of galão and go from there.

    Portas da Cidade, Ponta Delgada. Infrared.

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  3. Diving and breathing in São Miguel

    September 5-6, 2014
    Posted on April 24, 2015

    After a couple of days of additional preparation we decided to do a few more dives in the vicinity of Ponta Delgada. There are certainly more spots in the Azores for interesting diving, but in retrospect, it would take a bit more experience and a bit more dive-centric planning to fully take advantage of them. So off we went for some more quality time with Bruno and Suzi from Best Spot Azores.

    Check out all the fish!

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  4. Islet of Vila Franca do Campo

    September 4, 2014
    Posted on February 16, 2015

    A 5-10 minute boat ride from the marina of Vila Franca do Campo is a small islet that’s quite a popular spot for both locals and visitors of the island. In the center of this volcanic islet is a perfectly circular bay filled with crystal clear ocean water. By some accounts, it’s one of the best places to snorkel on São Miguel, and we wanted to verify that for ourselves.

    The deep waters on the left serve as a landing spot for cliff jumpers, while the mellow pool on the right is for everyone else.

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