The following photos were taken on a day our friend, Marco took us on a drive to Furnas and back to Ponta Delgada. We were again treated to some magical sites that this wonderful island has to offer. If you EVER have a chance to go to São Miguel, please do…
Do have a look at my husband’s wonderful photographs: http://www.rayscam.com/
Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of the island. Tragedy struck by way of earthquake and landslides in 1522.
Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Paz (The Chapel of Our Lady of Peace) is located on top of the Mount of Our Lady of Peace.
A little sneak peek of Lagoa das Furnas (Lake Furnas). Furnas is a civil parish in the municipality of Povoação, the parish is one of the largest in the island and in the Azores.
Several fumaroles and mud pools are located at the northern part of Lagoa das Furnas. People cook what is called cozido, a dish consisting of pork, beef, lamb, chicken, sweet potato, cabbage, carrots and yam. All ingredients are put in a pot which is then put in a canvas bag, lowered into the fumarole, which is then covered. The food is left in there for four to six hours; unfortunately we didn’t get to taste this dish but Ray guarantees me it is YUM!
Geysers and hot springs in the centre of Furnas.
A house near the geysers and hot springs, I loved the moody look of this image…
One of the hot springs up close, but not too close…they are hot!
The gorgeous Lagao das Furnas…
A tea plantation at Gorreana, on the north coast of the island.
The north coast of São Miguel, facing east.
I do hope you enjoyed São Miguel; we certainly did and I consider myself very lucky to have witnessed such a magical place on this beautiful earth.
Next week we are in the very beautiful England! See you then