Flores in the Azores

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Flores Island, Azores, April/May 2019

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azorean archipelago is composed of nine volcanic islands of which Flores, along with the island of Corvo, belongs to the western group of islands.




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This is my first visit to this green, weather-beaten little island and I have yet again found another paradise to add to my absolute favourites.

What a truly amazing place to be!










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The island of Flores belongs to Portugal and Europe, but is situated on the North American Continental Plate of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

During our recent weeks, we have spent our time at the west coast of Flores, exploring the area of the small village Faja Grande, which is referred as the westernmost settlement in Europe.






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Thanks to our longer stay in this peaceful and quiet spot, we get to experience the great weather variation this very exposed place offers.

Wind, waves, rain, mist, sun and blue skies. This certainly is an island ruled by the great power of mother nature and that's the way I love it!









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The pics in this blogpost are all taken from our hikes in the close surrounding of Faja Grande. No matter which direction you walk, there is always plenty to explore and get amazed about.














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So silent, peaceful and filled with wonderful, natural beauty. I'm falling in love with this wondrous place... a definite spot to return to! 💚









Surfing with BlackSand in the Azores

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Sao Miguel, Azores, Atlantic Ocean, April 2019

Water is the important source of all life, but also the core of both well-being and happiness. For me, the Ocean provides with so much in countless ways. Close to the Ocean I simply feel at home. 💙




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My biggest passion is the impressive life hidden beneath the surface, but any water activity that is powered by nature fascinates me. So here on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, all surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic, I am in the perfect setup for trying some more surf... 🤩

Life is a wave... so let´s surf it!! 🏄🏻‍♀️ 💦




The pics in this post are from my recent time spent with the awesome team of Black Sand BoxAzores Surfcamp - Blacksand who not only provides fun surf, but great teaching techniques and a good vibe.






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If you never try, you will never know... so let's try to catch some waves!






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As I love the underwater world so much and always am very curious about what there is hidden beneath the waves, I swear there is a reason for each of my nose dives and numerous falls from the board 🙃 💦 😜





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When having so much fun playing among the waves, I again wish I could stop time! The more waves I try to catch (wether failing or nailing them) the more attempts I wish for. This while living in great hope these amazing surf lessons would never find an end... 🌊 😇






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Thanks so much to the awesome instructors Erik and João for great sessions on the water. Vielen Dank also to Michael Wiedemann for patiently taking so many great pictures of us having fun on the water!





For anyone who is keen of visiting this wonderful green Azorean island and enjoy the surrounding clear, blue Atlantic waves, I highly recommend to go surfing with these guys. 😊 🤙

More about Azores and the surf camp here: www.azoressurfcamp.com











Atlantic Reading On The PADI-blog





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Are you like me and can't get enough of the Ocean and feel like some saltwater related reading? Check my two recent posts on the PADI-blog. The first one about our Atlantic sailing in Pelagic Adventures and the second one about Azores in The Azores - a Marine Life Magnet.

Hope you will be enjoying the lines, pics and attached videos :-)



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