Sunday, 6 May 2018

Day at the Port of Ponta Delgada during a transatlantic crossing

The crossing from Miami to the Azores in Portugal was great. Calm seas and sunny weather, it was however not as warm as the more southern crossing route via the Canarias. Our ship the Celebrity Equinox is docked against a sky of grey clouds. It almost rained the full morning but we still decided to visit the island.

Alongside the port you see many historical buildings. Above the houses there is a lot of smog. This is not from the pollution but low hanging clouds. There is an outdoor Olympic pool, even though it is cold, people are swimming. Some houses and walls are very colorful, sprayed with graffiti.

De trans-Atlantische overtocht van Miami naar de Azoren in Portugal was uitstekend. Kalme zee en zonnig weer, het was echter niet zo warm als op de meer zuidelijke crossing route via de Canarische Eilanden. Ons schip, de Celebrity Equinox is aangemeerd tegen een hemel van grijze wolken. Het regende bijna een volledige voormiddag maar we besloten toch het eiland te bezoeken. 

Langs de havenlijn zie je vele historische gebouwen. Boven de huizen hangt er heel wat mist, dit is niet vanwege vervuiling maar de laag hangende regenwolken. In de haven is een Olympisch zwembad, niet tegenstaande dat het zeer koud is, zijn er toch enkele zwemmers. Sommige huisjes zijn heel kleurvol door graffiti. 
Ponta Delgada Equinox

Ponta Delgada sailing

Ponta Delgada church

Ponta Delgada tug boat

Ponta Delgada Olympic swimming

Ponta Delgada cruise

Ponta Delgada pedestrian bridge

Ponta Delgada graffiti

Ponta Delgada graffiti

Ponta Delgada blue

Ponta Delgada fisher boat

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  1. I love the murals and your unique boat pictures! I do hope you will continue blogging when you are retired. I miss you when you don't post!

  2. De graffiti in de kleine straatjes is mooi. Een leuke reeks om van te genieten en te dromen...

  3. It is quite well protected. Strange seeing a chandelier in what looks to be an outside tunnel of sorts. I love your boat picture, and the fountains.


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