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The Azores

Exploring Horta

semi-overcast 18 °C

Well, after spending 24 hours in the bush we definitely enjoyed the night in our beds. After breakfast we had to clean and weren’t allowed to leave the ship till it was shining. With some effort we got the ship clean by 10 and then set off to explore Horta. Together with Steffie I went in Horta and we looked around. Horta was filled with small shops and cafes. We found a small café/bakery which had cappuccino’s for 75 cents and croissants for less than a euro! Considering the coffee on the ship is really bitter and not drinkable, we were extremely happy to finally have a taste of normal coffee. There we sat, in between all the Portuguese. We left the cafe and looked around a bit more, then we went to the marina for some internet. But I was getting used to being wifi-less so instead I joined some people along to the supermarket where I bought two bars of chocolate 'for the harsh times'. Which basically means when the food doesn't turn out well or if I have a sudden craving for chocolate.
While we had been strolling through Horta, Daisy, Sanne, and some others had painted a logo for our ship in the harbor. This is a tradition, that is why the whole harbor is filled with paintings. So if you ever visit Horta make sure to look for our painting!
Anyway, we went to the painting to put our names on them and add the names of people who were busy doing other things (kitchen shift, etc).
In the evening we left Horta for our next stop somewhere in the English channel. I felt the trip was truly coming to an end. The Azores was our last planned stop. On one hand I really want to go home see friends, family, and take a proper shower, eat loads of fruit and veggies, etc. but on the other hand I know I am gonna miss the life we had, constantly being busy, and of course some of the friends I had on this ship.
- Meilin

Posted by meimeilin 09:54 Archived in Portugal Tagged azores horta

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