"People, Let's Go!"

  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Stephanie / Exploration  

Sao Jorge had quickly become our home away from home.  Bill (s/v Calico Skies) stayed for an entire week before returning to his wife and boat in Lisbon, and together we visited Sao Jorge's highlights.  Between excursions, we enjoyed the company of Filipe and his extended family.  Around the harbor and downtown in Velas, we were often saying "Bom Dia!" or "Boa Tarde!" to familiar faces.  There was always something happening! Filipe's Fabulous Cave Tour! Brian, Filipe, & Bill haul the boat with Urzelina's town crane Back out to Faja da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, we spent the weekend to experience the Festival of Santo Cristo. livestock auction to benefit the church The lighthouse and whale watching tower at Ponta dos Rosais on the northwest end of Sao Jorge. The Ponta do Topo lighthouse at the southeast end of Sao Jorge, and nearby Ilheu do Topo (apparently the cows swim out to this island). Pico da Esperanca (1053m - 3454ft) is the highest point on Sao Jorge. A short hike outside of Velas found us peering down at the town's sporting complex from the top of Morro Grande. We weren't quite finished with Sao Jorge, but departure time was fast approaching.      


  1. From Stephanie Grandjean on Sep 21, 2018
    So many places, so little time!

  2. From Stephanie Grandjean on Sep 21, 2018
    XOXOXO Michele!

  3. From Michele on Sep 19, 2018
    Hi Stephanie and Brain another amazing adventure.The colors of the scenery are so vivid and brilliant,gorgeous.Looking forward to see what’s next.PS thank you for the note you sent me ?

  4. From Paula on Sep 19, 2018
    Wow, what a beautiful place. And fun to join in the festival. Why leave?