Thursday, October 31, 2013

For a short brake in Stendal

 Today we arrived home again in Stendal!
 We brought our raft and some collected volcanic rocks with us.
 From Dessau-Roßlau we brought some information material with us.
And finaly we brought this sweet chocolate thaler with us.

We want to say thank you to Katharina and Martin for the grate time on the Azores.

Our nex journey will go to Cora to the nice city of San Sebastian in Spain.

See you soon folks!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A long journey comes to an end

Here we are back in Dessau-Roßlau with our raft from the Azores. Now the last part of our journey will come! In the nex days we will sail to our hometown Stendal! Thank you for the nice adventure dear Katharína and Martin!

Monday, October 28, 2013

A day at one of the few European tea plantations

 Today we visit one of the few European tea plantations.
 Here we were able to directly support the production.
 Here you can see a big screen  
 Well Paul, the packers probably make tea break
 This old  tea dring oven is already no longer in use
 But it is a beautifull one.
 We also had the opportunity to taste some tea
 Hans, there still lacks some sugar
Yes, but please stir well...
 The tea fields in the Azores are not very large, but unique for this!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

We visit the Parque Terra Nostra

 Today we visit the Parque Terra Nostra.
 A beautifully maintained landscaped garden
 Here in the park, there are a lot of lush vegetation

Here we are at the hot springs of Furnas - Paul, that stinks of rotten eggs...
 In earlier times the islanders have cooked their food.
 Today is usually cooked only for tourists.
Hey Hans, there is enough building material to build a raft. With the raft we can sail home...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A day trip to Terceira

Today we travel by boat to the island of Terceir. Here we are sitting by the harbor and wait.
From the harbor we have a great view of the city of Angra do Heroismo. It is the capital city of Terceira.
Our first way was in to the city center. There we visited the beautiful Sé cathedral
The steps were very high for such little travelers.
But at the end we made it.
Close to the harbor we found this lovely little church called Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Piedade
In a cheese factory we got a coffee before we went back to our hostel.
We loved this view over the blue calm sea.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day trip to the island of Pico

Today we take a day trip to the island of Pico
 We wanted to visit the lava cave of Pico.
 unfortunately have the lava cave closed.
 Go Paul, a stone's always fit into luggage.
Here we are waiting for the return trip to Ilha do Faial.
On the horizon you can already see Ilha do Faial.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A night on Ilha do Faial

 Tonight we went for a short walk in Horta
 For this purpose we explored the waterfront...
...and found ourselves in Peter Café Sport agai. Chek it out on ore
With a gin-tonic we could enjoy the evening. The gin-tonic here is best of the world and is the drink of the house. This bar is very popular with both tourists and world travelers.
The gin makes Hans drunk under his hat! For today reaches one. 
 Paul has finally figured out why it sounds familiar to the place ... Before we sleep we quickly made a memory photo...
 Good night!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

We arrived on the island of São Miguel

Our first destination was Caldeira Velha (in Englisch Steam boiler) This is a very cozy hot spring. Inside this hot spring we could forget the stress of traveling and relax a bit.
It made us very great fun to climb up to the overgrown stones. 
 Once at the top we jumped with joy in the warm wate.
 In the warm waters of the hot springs you can stand it for hour...
To get dry again we rested for a while on the rocks above the hot spring.