Angra - Terceira 38.39N 27.13W
Peter and Avril Brookes
Thu 14 Jun 2012 20:36
We left Horta without having completed the tradition of painting the name of the boat on the wall of the marina. It is supposed to be bad luck to leave without doing so, but we risked it! This was more to do with the fact that we had no paint and even less inspiration. However those who had made the effort contributed to a colourful mural that covered every flat surface within half a mile of the marina office.
We sailed to Angra de Heroisma on the island of Terceira. The waters around Horta are teeming with dolphins and whales, but though we saw dolphins aplenty and even a turtle, the whales continued to be elusive.
The town is much larger than Horta and the unexpected appearance of the sun made for a glorious day. We explored the town and the parks and gardens mindful that the weather is set to change yet again over the next day or so.