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Azores - 4

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pbizarro, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Final one from this series. I climbed the Pico mountain on the 19th, spend the night at the top, and came down the following day (my 50th birthday, 20th July). As luck would have it, it was full moon. A fantastic experience.

    1. The shadow of the volcano pointing to the setting moon, on the morning of the 20th.

    2. Rim of the crater, and shadow.

    3. Faial island, 8 km away.

    4. Watching the sunrise.

    Regards.

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Breathtaking! That last photo is excellent. I wish I can visit one day and especially camp there :)
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Those were the best of the series! :thumbup:
     
  4. pbizarro

    pbizarro TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Indeed it is a special place. We went up with a guide, which is most recommended. We hired Tripix Azores, very nice service.
    Me and my wife are 50, my son is 22, and daughter 16. There were other 6 people in our party, all younger, so the pace was different, and the guide adjusted accordingly:)
    Coming down was actually harder, due to steep slope and the demand on the knees:)
    But all good in the end.
     
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