After 9 days sailing we went ashore for 2 days, first to Faical and then Sao Jorge.
The weather was misty and wet at times but we enjoyed the botanical beauty, strip growing of crops; cows, goats, chickens and ponies all seen. There was also a wide variety of plants including hibiscus, lillies and bananas.
We had good laughs at a local restaurant where we dined on swordfish and wreckfish.
A drive around the island included stops at another café and we just about saw the volcano through the mist.
The drive was mostly on cinder track and like a switchback in places with steep drops. We were kept safe by driver Mike and entertained by him, Joe and AJ.
Aft Starboard Watch