Horta, Monday

Great day in Horta!

Horta Harbor, Moondance lower right
Horta Harbor, Moondance lower right
Moondance rafted up in Horta
Moondance rafted up in Horta
Jackie looking over market
Jackie looking over market
Crew in Horta
Crew in Horta
Our hotel, overlooking the Harbor
Our hotel, overlooking the Harbor

16 thoughts on “Horta, Monday

  1. Hi Mike! Thanks for the pictures! I kept forgetting to ask…does any of the crew fish and if so, would that be possible while out at sea?
    You all look great!
    Warm wishes to all:)
    April

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    • Hi April! Dana is our on-board fisherman. We trolled most of 2000 miles (though not at night) and caught nada. We did lose two lures though. Dana went off on his own in Horta and talked to the locals and has a new rig, including a steel leader. We are definitely eating fish on this leg!

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      • That’s awesome! Tell Dana “good luck” and I hope you all have the opportunity to eat a fresh catch from the sea! Have more fun and I’ll continue to follow your blog!
        Thinking good thoughts!!!
        💙April

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  2. Ah! I can feel the ease through these pics. Thanks for sharing. Much appreciated as we know, this is your down time.
    Cam, you’re on the island of your Sousa cousins ancestors … and, as you know, not far from the island of your own! Xo
    I hope and expect you’re all enjoying some, well deserved, good rest, relaxation, … and Portuguese cuisine! In fact, I suggest you consider ordering a bunch of bacalhau take out! … give Jackie a well deserved break from her endless duty as talented chef & sailor for at least one of your on board meals. ( … well, maybe, do try it before you commit. While I love bacalhau, I’d regret if someone hated it and missed out on what would have been another one of Jackie’s tasty meals. 😉
    Continue to be living this experience through you all! My care and love to you all!

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  3. Looks like you are getting a lot accomplished!! Fresh fruit!!! Yay!!
    Funny story from Conor. He was having dinner in Maine yesterday with his girlfriend, her cousin Alison and Alison’s boyfriend John. In conversation, Conor found out that John is from Montclaire, NJ. Of course, Conor asked if John knows his cousin MJ and the Johnsons…. Turns out John Logan lives next door to the Johnsons in Montclaire! Such a small world! Six degrees of separation always! Conor and John couldn’t believe the coincidence!! Here they were having dinner together in Brunswick Maine and John is dating Conor’s girlfriends cousin!
    How much longer until you arrive in Spain? Hope the last leg of the journey is wonderful!! Can’t wait to hear all the incredible story’s in person!!

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    • Expect 7 days to Sotogrande. We were going to leave Wednesday morning but now decided to leave this afternoon (Tuesday). You have to love a crew who would just as soon be moving.

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  4. Congrats on finishing the first leg of your trip! The islands look so beautiful. In looking at your pictures on land, I can almost imagine that phantom rocking sensation you must all have after spending so much time on the water! Does it feel strange to no longer have to steady yourself for everyday activities like showering? The blog has been great! Keep the pictures coming!

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    • Oddly, not one of the crew complained of the wobblies on land. We all wore ourselves out with activities. i stayed in the hotel with Mary and Annie, the rest of the crew stayed on Moondance.

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  5. We are happy you made it and that Mary and Annie have joined you. The islands are beautiful and have interesting volcanic features. I’m sure the food there is very good.
    (Maybe take some pictures of the food.)
    ❤️much love and continued prayers.

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  6. Am I the only one wondering if there is a connection between the name of this island and the antagonist in the “Devil in the Dark” episode from the first season of the original (1967) Star Trek series? Yeah, I thought so. Love sharing the trip with you. Thanks.

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  7. What a beautiful place that I really didn’t know about . How long will you stay there? thanks for the pics

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    • We moved up our departure to this afternoon (Tuesday). We painted “Moondance” on the seawall, and our first names. a tradition for boats visiting the Azores.I made a stencil and Liz and Cam did all the painting,several hours in the hot sun. It looks fabulous, best looking one on the wall. Matt and Jackie are taking the wind-tattered BU burgee to Pete’s Sport Cafe so they can hang it up, another tradition. The boat is CLEAN and all of our laundry is done (thanks to Mary, who arranged it all). We grocery shopped on our scooters and stowed it all away. Mary and Annie flew back to Lisbon this morning. It was such a delight to have them with us. We are cleared for Spain and will be off soon, probably leaving the dock about 5 pm our time. Best to all. Pictures forthcoming!

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  8. Michael, thanks for the upate. Will look forward to seeing pics (whenever/as able) of Faial’s most recently beautified seawall … and of Pete’s café w/ BU’s burgee hanging … both spots probably never looked better! 🙂
    I see from the tracking, that you’re off and on your way. Thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all for safe travels! … much love and care being sent to all of you! Xo

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