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Sao Miguel

Posted by Tni Newhoff on July 23rd, 2007

I realize that I’m going backwards but I would be remiss if I did not tell you about the final island that we visited in the Azores, Sao Miguel. It would have been a shame if we had bypassed it altogether…which we had considered doing. Besides the stunning natural beauty which is so indicative of […]

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A View of Horta

Posted by Tni Newhoff on July 14th, 2007

I thought that I would share some photos from our time in Horta where we rented scooters, hiked a volcano, and were awed by yet another lush and picturesque island in the Azores archipelago. Can you believe those flying saucer clouds??? I have never seen anything like them.                

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In Horta there is a tradition that all arriving mariners should paint the name of their vessel on one of the marina walls. As a result all of the walls and walkways throughout the entire marina make up a colorful patchwork mural. To ignore this tradition is considered to be bad luck. Some paintings display […]

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Bye Bye Flores

Posted by Tni Newhoff on June 21st, 2007

We are slowly making our way through the wonderful archipelago of the Azores. After Flores, we headed roughly 130 miles east to Horta on the island of Faial – our original destination for making landfall. After 18 days at sea, it was a breeze of an overnight sail. At 18 hours, just about a third […]

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More photos of our arrival in Flores

Posted by Tni Newhoff on June 19th, 2007

As we were about to make landfall in Flores, we were greeted by a welcoming committee of no less than 100 dolphins. It was unbelievable, they came from every direction jumping, swimming, and racing to dance in our bow wake. I kid you not, it was straight out of a Disney movie! And now, some […]

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I’m sitting in a small restaurant two streets back from the waterfront waiting for the rest of the crew to meet for lunch. David, Tni, and Jeff went back to Rosario to move her so that a boat rafted inside of us on the quay can depart for points unknown. We were three out from […]

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John Log 9 – Flores

Posted by John Newhoff on June 15th, 2007

38 deg, 50 min north latitude, 29 deg, 38 min west longitude. I just woke up from a couple of hours of sleeping for the 12:00am to 2:00am watch, my first watch in four nights. It was awfully nice to sleep through the night in a largely unmoving bed for the three nights we were […]

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Safe in Flores, Azores

Posted by David Newhoff on June 12th, 2007

Landfall!!!! Diverted by a strong low pressure system, we managed to sneak into Flores. Flores is about 130 miles from our original destination of Horta. All of us feel incredibly lucky to arrive here ahead of the strong wind and waves. It´s also a treat to visit one of the islands that most skip enroute […]

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