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Old 24-10-2010, 13:08   #1
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Anyone out there have any experience cruising the Azores?
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Old 24-10-2010, 13:30   #2
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Anyone out there have any experience cruising the Azores?
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I've sailed through them but have only actually stopped at Flores, Faial and Terceira... lovely islands, nice people and great if you like Whales and Dolphins.. and a different pace... its a great place to go...
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No cruising experience, but visited there many many time via airplane while in the Marines. Great sceney, wonderful food, very nice people! Plan on visint there by boat one of these days...

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We've some French pals cruised the Azores in 2009. If you go to their blog at http://www.boisbarbu@free.fr then translate via Google / Babelfish it might be useful.
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I can't get the link to work. Thanks Swagman, I'm interested in the Azores also.
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Azores are great.

Been once, going to visit again.

We stopped at Ponta Delgada, San Miguel. Very, very nice. Great food, very friendly people, good facilities, beautiful landscapes.

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I grew up there, at the US base on Terceira, 10 years. Also went back twice with the wife (and I was in the service). Beautiful, beautiful. We've talked about going to the Med for a while, with a large part of the attraction being spending a couple months cruising the Azores during the Atlantic crossing. I've only been to Terceira and San Miguel (that I remember well, anyway) but would want to see more. A few years ago I saw a mag (Nat Geo, maybe) with cover story "best islands in the world" The Azores were ranked second, don't recall what was first. Go.
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Sailed there couple of times & visited most of the islands, great place. Most crime free place I think I've been to. Even in the main towns at lunchtime the shopkeepers just put a chair or piece of fench across the shop door and go for lunch. Beautiful scenary, wonderful food and wine, fantastic trekking. Horta is one of the big cruising crossroads in the world.
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I can't get the link to work. Thanks Swagman, I'm interested in the Azores also.
Sorry - got that wrong. Try BoisBarBu
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on the main island they cook food in the ground as its volcanic, dissapear for a long walk and its ready later. great people although i got my dads camera nicked there.
go to faial and have a beer in petes sports bar. fantastic for yachties especially if a few boats get in after an atlantic crossing. pure mayhem.
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