The Azores – A Subtropical Paradise in Europe

The Azores – A Subtropical Paradise in Europe

I first heard of the Azores around 2010. Yup, that’s true, I’d never heard of them before. I read about them in an edition of the Lonely Planet magazine and the spread was filled with photographs of glistening azure volcanic lakes and forested mountains. I...
A Sailor’s Guide to Terceira

A Sailor’s Guide to Terceira

The Azores have been on many a sailor’s list for many decades. These sub-tropical islands offer a sanctuary for the sailor and offer unique experiences. Read this sailor’s guide to Terceira to see why this island on the periphery of the Azores is...
Cloud Islands: Volcanoes in the Ocean

Cloud Islands: Volcanoes in the Ocean

There’s a perpetual cloud over the mountain nearby. It’s more than a cloud. It’s an immense white-grey pillow of damp. It gives the vibrant green to this island, the innumerable dairy cows their grass, the people their food. These are cloud islands....
A Return to Terceira – Sailing Home

A Return to Terceira – Sailing Home

I feel like I haven’t been away. The painted shutters on windows, the low stone walls, the dairy cows, the sparrows. She stands where I left her. I left her. I left her here. I touch her hull the moment I reach her. Solid. Smooth. Not neglected or damaged or weary,...