Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Island of Faial - and updated departure
I received this from Dad earlier today and thought I would quote him - the pictures are of the Island he speaks about touring -
"Today we toured the Island of Faial. Faial is the Island that Horta is
situated on. It is an amazingly beautiful Island. The first thing that
strikes you when you travel its roads is that there are Hydrangea's
growing everywhere along the side of the road, as well as along most of
the fence line. Also it is quite evidence that the Island is of volcanic
origin. Some of the older homes are build entirely from the lava rock
that is found all over the island.
As far as our departure is concerned. We have everything ready to go,
did a test run, and all is running well. Problem is the Depression (low)
to the north of us is very intense with waves up to 30 ft. We all
decided we would rather be in port, than be out in that kind of weather.
It is looking good for later this week, and we might be going either
tomorrow, or Friday (hopefully tomorrow.) ""
He went on to say that due to the bad weather and time constraints Mike had to fly home - as mentioned in the previous entry.