Horta Azores

Island Wanderer
Peter and Avril Brookes
Tue 12 Jun 2012 20:13
The guy in the marina office tells us that summer has not yet arrived in Horta. The dull overcast days have followed us from the BVI’s via Bermuda to here.
Despite the lack of sun and poor visibility,  it is lovely and warm and we have enjoyed exploring locally on foot. Horta has many architecturally interesting buildings and is full of gorgeous flowers wherever there is fertile soil.
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From the anchorage we can occasionally see over into the next island, Pico, which has a dramatic volcano rising 2km out of the sea. This has alternately been shrouded in cloud or is just visible with beautiful cloud formations around the summit.
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Boats are constantly arriving from across the Atlantic, so the anchorage has a very welcoming friendly feel to it. We have met up with crews from Bermuda that we had anchored with in St Georges and swapped stories of our crossings over a cup of tea. All very sociable!