Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal 23/6-2014
At the end of September last year, we left our sailing boat in the Azores. The 10th of June, almost 9 months later, it was finally time to finally fly back to our "floating castle" again... :-)
Once on the island of Sao Miguel, we see the boat lying so peacefully in the little harbour of Vila Franca. Such a lovely sight to see her again! And yes, I think she got really happy to see us too! ;-)
.Before being able to board the sailing boat we need to pump the zodiac...
.With the zodiac ready in the water it doesn´t take long until we are back on board on our "floating castle" again. What a wonderful feeling to be back!!
The boat seems to be in good shape and we are very happy to find her without any bad surprises.
.We spend some days in Vila Franca to make some major maintance on the boat, thereafter we head a bit further west to Ponta Delgada. Here we collect our diving equipment which have been stored at our friends place during the winter.
And so it gets time to check the diving gear...
Splash!!.. and we are back underwater again... :-)
We early got to know that there are many jelly fishes around in the waters this year... Indeed, we meet plenty of them...
We also dive on Dori, a wreck located just east of Ponta Delgada. This wreck lies on a sandy bottom and offers protection for a great variety of fish and other small marine animals.
.At the moment we have 17-18 °C in the water which is colder than normally in the Azores during this time of year. But regardless, it is great being back diving in the Atlantic again!