On Tuesday we rented a scooter and explored the island of Faial. It was great fun driving around the island. Very scenic. Lots of flowers. Lots of spectacular views. We finished the day by walking the 8km caldera rim of the island's main volcano.
|View of the neighbouring island of Pico with its impressive volcano|
|Yacht paintings around the periphery of the harbour|
|and on the sea wall|
|Horta town hall|
|Morro do Castelo Branco|
|Ponta dos Capelinhos|
|The old lighthouse|
|Underground visitor centre|
|Typical roadside view|
|View from the hills above Horta|
|View of the volcano on Pico Island over that on Faial|
|Typical view down towards the coast|
|Alpine strawberries just starting to appear|
Along the way around the island we stopped at several cafes and a restaurant for lunch. The local people are very friendly and many speak good English. Food is extremely cheap.
It was a fun day. A few blisters but definitely worthwhile!