This hike takes one over volcanic knolls to Capelinhos volcano and lighthouse at the western end of Terceira.
The Capelinhos volcano erupted on 27 September 1957 and resulted in a large emigration to the USA. The volcano severely reduced the sector of visibility of the lighthouse which is now disused.
As soon as we started our hike, we were joined by two friendly but persistant dogs who accompanied us on the pentire walk
The visibility remained poor for the whole walk
Due to to poor visibility, It was only when we arrived back at a recognised point that we realised that we had completely circumnavigated this crater without realising it
The now landlocked and disused Capelinhos Lighthouse just visible in the mist
A whale watching hut
After here we returned to the cafe at Cruzeiro via the main road. We were at times a bit worried about our dogs as they were of course not on leashes and there was some traffic. Partly as a result of this, Jeannette unfortunately tripped on the curb looking round for the dogs when a car passed and fell on her left wrist.
The lady at the cafe recognised our dogs and said that, indeed they belonged to a neighbour. She kindly telephoned for a taxi for us