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Back in Oslo

Came back last Thursday, after four wonderful weeks on the Azores. I spent the last few days in Horta on Faial island before returning to Ponta Delgada to catch my flight home. This was a nice little town too, and my favourite hang out there was the Peter Sport Cafe.

Also the most lively and busy establishment on the marina. Flags from sailingboats stopping by from all over the World was hanging on the walls and in the ceiling. And even mail waiting to be picked up sometime.

In the end I ended up visiting just three of the nine Azorean islands, so I need to go back.

Have a good one!

Tommy

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Hello from Angra

Angra (the Cove), Terceira. Angra used to be the main port and the capital of the Açores, from around 1450. It’s a hidden inlay behind the defunct volcanic islet (called Monte Brasil) being an obvious anchorage for ships in transit back in the day.

The current name dating from the 19th century is; Angra do Heroísmo (“Cove of Heroism”) due to the heroism, bravery and sacrifice displayed here by the people of Angra in the struggle that ended with the formation of a liberal constitutional monarchy. A very important spot for Portugal, in other words.

Nowadays it is mostly a romantic port for sailing crews and local families spending a nice summer’s day out. Of course living here would be nice too though 🙂

There are pictures from here also if you’d like to see the place. See the same link as earlier.

Tommy Hermansen

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Hello from Victory Beach!

Spent two magnificent weeks on São Miguel and have now changed islands to Terceira. Went by catamaran from Ponta Delgada to Praia da Vitória yesterday, and it’s quite nice here too. They say that of all the Azorean beaches this one is the best one, and that might be right. Not as stony as the volcanic coves I went to on São Miguel, it’s just sand here.

Been raining here today though, but that doesn’t really matter much. There are several cozy beach restaurants, and the beer and food is a lot cheaper compared to Ponta Delgada. The atmosphere is also a lot more laid back. Just perfect.

See more general info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praia_da_Vitória

Will stay over the weekend hoping for some better weather.

Uploaded more pictures from this trip on my MobileMe Gallery page today.

Going back home to reality two weeks from today. Damn it.

Tommy Hermansen