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First landfall – Ponta Delgado


Ponta Delgado is a smallish city on the Azores Islands.  They are Portuguese territory, and about 1,000 miles from the nearest land.  But they were important during the exploration years (1500’s) as a last chance to stock up on provisions.  Now they export primarily pineapples, canned fish, and wine.

Ponta Delgado is a cute city, lots of color and some nice parks.  They have a very nice botanical garden where tropical flowers bloom.  We enjoyed our stopover.

On the main square. See Romola and the Cooks?

On the main square. See Romola and the Cooks?

Narrow and styled streets

Narrow and styled streets

Bird of paradise

Bird of paradise

A local fishing boat on the way back to harbor

A local fishing boat on the way back to harbor

Local architecture

Local architecture

More flowers

More flowers

We walked a lot, resting those tired dogs.

We walked a lot, resting those tired dogs.

Romola standing in a bamboo grove

Romola standing in a bamboo grove

Beautiful flowers

Beautiful flowers

Colorful house

Colorful house

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