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Monday, June 14, 2010

Pico, Azores, 12 June 2010

On 12 June we joined David and Sarit from S/V Windmiller on the 1000 hrs ferry from Horta for the half hour trip to Madelene on the neighbouring island of Pico.

There we rented a car for the day and did a circumnavigation of the island.

The 2351 meter high volcanic peak dominates the west part of the island.

Very similar to the other two islands we have visited, Pico has if anything even more wild flowers and the houses and

churches are possibly more uniformly freshly whitewashed.

There is a lot of wine produced on Pico, the vines being grown in small volcanic stone enclosures in some ways similar to on Lanzarote in the Canaries.

In places bananas are grown on a small scale.

There are fields separated by dry stone dividing walls all over the island.

The coastline is again rugged with basalt and lava and indented.


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