After a rough sail southwards from Iceland, dodging icebergs along the way, we finally make landfall about 10 days after leaving Reykjavik Harbor. At 39’30’ North, 31’ 10” West we reach Corvo.
Most of the islands were or are still volcanic. Many have hot springs. The Azores are one of the the highest mountain ranges in the world after Hawaii.
The mild mid North Atlantic is not known for snow – but Pico is snowcapped half the year.
Though in the high 30’s North Latitude ,São Jorge has an almost tropical feel.
From here one can fly to Lisbon, and in the summer – to Boston.
And now, we continue to the Portuguese islands of Madeira. An interesting note – almost all the islands of the Atlantic speak either Portuguese ,English or Spanish– or dialects thereof.