Joao, Ana, Alice, Alda and Ana kindly picked us up once more from the marina around 1330hrs on 9 October and drove us past Ribeira Grande to the small village of Fenais da Ajuda on the east part of the north coast. At 1430hrs we started our hike Trilho do Feno.
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The trail first followed a farm track out of the village
and then into a verdant ravine
to the stream below
then through fields past the village of Lomba de S Pedro
and down to the picturesque ruins of an old fishing quay
Couldn't resist taking this photo with our silhouettes above the natural arch
Time for a rest
Having climbed back to the cliff top we were rewarded by this view of the north coast
30 minutes or so later, we reached the car.
On the return trip by car we stopped at this lookout point
which was adorned by the Amaryllis Belladonna
Hot water bubbling out of the earth
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We all enjoyed a soothing foot bath in the hot spring water before returning to Ponta Delgada with memories of a very enjoyable afternoon.