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...
Video Blog: Day Sailing in the Subtropics

Video Blog: Day Sailing in the Subtropics

The alarm goes of at 5am and rain is tap dancing on the forehatch above me. The skipper says something to the effect of ‘front passing over – alarm for 6:30’. And I fall back asleep. I wake up again at 6am and all is calm and quiet. I’m...
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┬ádamp. It gives the vibrant green to this island, the innumerable dairy cows their grass, the people their food. These are cloud islands....