Horta on the Island of Faial

Silver Bear
Ray Lawry
Tue 1 Jun 2010 10:41
38:31.8730N 28:37.5020W
It seems that most of the boating world has turned up in Horta. We are rafted 6 deep just off the reception pontoon and there are more boats arriving all the time all looking wind and rain battered. It was like a monsoon all day yesterday and the only real option was to seek refuge in Pete's cafe, a splended establishment, serving pint's of beer for around 2.50 euro's. I'm beginning to warm to the place, even if it is the wettest land in the world (or so it seems).
The rain has taken it's toll on boat electrics generally and the local marine electronics engineer is doing a roaring trade. We are number 10 on his list of boats to be attended to so I will have to continue the Caribbean laid back approach to life and do it tomorrow! At least we are safely moored and the boat has stopped moving around. Last night brought the first full nights sleep in weeks.
It was great to meet up with Alan and Tom, Miriam and Martin, and the lovely sisters off Cantare last evening. We started a party on Silver Bear until the rain blew the shore supply electrics. Oh well back to Pete's cafe!