Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Azores v. 4.9

Difficult conditions today, choppy sea... and each group of dolphins we encountered seemed determined to avoid us changing direction every time. It was thus very nice to stumble upon this group of pilot whales. I don't know if they are short or long finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus or Globicephala melas, respectively). They swim rather slowly, at least in comparison with the dolphins we've seen so far.

"There, I had told you I had to breathe!"

Whale or human watching?

A nice little church with Pico's mountain in the background near São Caetano.

Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, a world heritage site. Faial and Ilhéus da Madalena in the background.

The Atlantic pounding some "biscoitos" near Criação Velha. Faial in the distance.

1 comment:

Rob B said...

Your Azores photos are fantastic. I have been living through you the past few days! I love the Azores and can't go often enough.

I have never been to Pico and was wondering if you would consider being interviewed by me for my site? My site is http://www.magical-azores-islands.com When your vacation is done I would love to email you an interview about Pico and your experiences there.

Please let me know what you think!