• And the cloud clears!

    28th Sept. Crater wandering. For the first time, we woke to a bright sunny day instead of heavy rain. After breakfast, we were soon on our way to explore the highlands. The surrounding mountains/volcanoes were clear of clouds and it promised good visibility for those willing to risk the unpredictability of Azorean weather. We were… Continue Reading

  • A damp start to a road trip.

    26th Sept. Breakfast in the hotel was a substantial buffet, but Covid rules meant that masks had to be worn when not seated and plastic gloves were worn whilst selecting and handling items of food. The restaurant was very full by 8 am when we entered and we were lucky to find a vacant table.… Continue Reading

  • Testing the Azores

    24-25 Sept With some trepidation, I met Jamie at the ‘Test to Fly’ office in Syston (24th). In my opinion, he had booked the RT-PCR test too late to arrange any alternatives, if for any reason things went awry. However, as events turned out I needn’t have worried, we were tested, supplied with the necessary… Continue Reading

  • Between trips.

    28th Aug. The week after arriving back from Iceland was predictably a busy one with house and garden work needing to be done. The vexing British weather didn’t help yet we managed to catch up (mostly) with clothes washing and vegetables picked from greenhouse and vegetable patches. Sue even managed a U3A ramble to Hanging… Continue Reading