News & Photos from Angra do Heroismo, Terciera, Azores
We’ve been in the
We stayed in Horta,
So here we are in Angra Do Heroismo, on the lovely
Gerry, our single-handed mate on “Per Mare” followed us here, and we have spent the last few days exploring the pretty streets of Angra Do Heroismo, and hiking the trails. On Thursday, Jon, Gerry and Ali went hiking around Monte Brasil for the day. Whilst walking through the thick vegetation, we were slightly disturbed by gunfire, which seemed to be getting louder and closer by the minute. A few hours later, as we reached the top of Monte Brasil, 3 Portuguese military personnel appeared with guns, and stared at us with a look of horror. They asked where we had been walking all day. We showed them our map of the designated walking trail we had been following, supplied by the tourist board. “You are very, very lucky not to have been shot” they replied, rather nervously. They explained that we had been walking through and behind their firing range for the last few hours. We explained that there were no signs to indicate such, and no-one had stopped or warned us enroute. After a lot of shouting into their radios, we descended the hill and heard not another shot – Gulp!
Our plan was to do an overnight 15 hour sail onto the
The completed artwork. Our “mark” on the outer wall of the marina quay in Horta.
Another view of Talulahs’ “mark” nestled in amongst the others on “the Wall”.
Our mate Gerry, single-hander on “Per Mare”, wearing some of Jon’s ice cream after being asked to smell it to see if it smelled fresh! There’s one born every minute!
Whoa steady on there tiger! Larking about on the
traffic bollards. Really should be old enough to know better! Overlooking
With a mighty “Whoosh!” Jon manages to blow all the candles out on his birthday cake.
Angra de Heroisme,
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths… Honest!
Angra city scape..
About to go splat on top of Alex and Daria (Aleria ) and Gerry (Per Mare)
Honestly… they just don’t take things seriously!
You were walking WHERE?! All smiles with the (relieved) soldiers on the top of Monte Brasil.