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Date: 05 Aug 2016 16:55:59
Title: Azores - Sao Miguel

37.44.287n 25.39.876w

25th July-1st Aug

A tortuous night of no wind and just drifting, had to motor today. Well cheered up by our first sighting of 2 grey whales side by side, but followed by more of the same weather. Then, exactly where the weather forecast stated - wind - hurray! Sailed for a few days, then as expected, motored the last two days in a mill pond Atlantic.

Sao Miguel

Beautiful countryside with hedgerows of hydrangeas.hydrangeas


The towns have some pretty buildings, some not.

Checking in was a long 4 office process with four different officials; for the first time ever we had to produce proof of VAT paid.

Went for a great walk around and up and down a volcanic crater with two lakes, one green, one blue inside the main caldera.

clouds
lakes

Will now carry on to other islands for a while.

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