The Azores....we made it

Pearl of Persia
Andrew Lock
Wed 30 Apr 2014 15:12
Lat 38:30.4N Long 28:30.5W
Land came into sight at around 7 and by 10:30 we were behind the breakwater
of Horta and tied up to the dock. Immigration and passports seemed a breeze
compared to some of the places we have been and then we could relax. Bubbly
broken out for lunch and a relaxing afternoon. This morning Sussanne has
been getting the inside of the boat back to normal, and I have loosened off
the backstay, and replaced the split pin in the forestay so we are safe
again. The little town is lovely, much of it traditional 19th buildings so
we will stay for 4 or 5 days and perhaps rent a car to explore the island.
>From the cockpit we can look out to the next island, Pico, and the perfectly
shaped mountain of the volcano with a halo of cloud.