I can see paradise by the nav station light.............

andromeda of plymouth
Susan and Andrew Wilson
Mon 16 Jun 2014 15:12
............and whilst we may wish all sorts of things its actually a couple of bottles of wine from ARC Europe and courtesy of the Horta Marina - thanks folks, its most welcome and we are looking forward to immersing ourselves in your largesse!
So in the spirit of recovery we hicked up the hill to the supermarket yesterday - and very nice it was too - to get a few bits a pieces before heading off to Peters Bar to spend our hard earned free drinks vouchers and to use the internet - the marina wifi is non-existent at the moment. Then, its a tough life you know, it was off to Aditi for an evening of conversation and wine along with folks from Low Profile and Beagel - thanks to Paul, Claire and Sophie for hosting a great evening.
We also caught up with Jan and AnnaLiese who, now they have completed their wall painting, will be off to Teceira in the next day or so, though we hope to catch up in Ponta Delgada before they head back to Holland, and we to Portugal. We have started our own wall painting - pictures in due course. Wall painting is actively encouraged here and the sheer talent and ideas on view are spectacular. Although they usually last only a few years, they are still something to behold and it is great that the marina and harbour authorities encourage it. It's considered good luck to leave something on the walls, the jetties, the benches, etc. etc. In a sense its creative graffitti - something that may not go down too well in some countries, though Banksie may approve. We have found a few paintings by yachts we know, but we've probably missed quite a few too!
Back to the painting, drying and washing.......those bottles of wine look mighty tempting.......
More in due course........
Andrew & Susan
S/V Andromeda