The end of last week the Tres Hombres crew set foot on land again, for the first time since three weeks of sea. They’ve arrived in the Azores and spent the week there on the Island Faial, preparing to continue their journey later this week.
So a short overview of the week, with some quotes of Mott’s blog;
‘On Monday, Charlie and I hitched a few rides to the other side of this Island, Faial, and walked up a mountain through some tine villages. It was incredibly beautiful. This island has an amazing mixed terrain of green grass and bits of thick forest with a kind of mixed foliage, sub-tropical mixed with a more northern feel.
They do not grow much to eat, fruits and vegetables that is, on this island but get those things from neighboring islands. The agricultural community has cows and goats, here and there, and does milk and cheese. We saw lots of tiny tractors with jolly people going up and down the mountain to see after their animals.
I have never been to tiny mountain villages like this before. They are doing just a bit of simple, small-scale agriculture and also very affluent. The houses in the remote hills, and all over the island, are small yet very fancy and meticulously maintained with all the luxories of Europe.
The only town, Horta, is beautiful with stone streets and old buildings all in perfect shape. Only visitors here seem to be people on boats, mostly sailboats, crossing the ocean so there are lots of stories to hear and to tell at the bars and cafes.
I had an amazing crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on The Tres Hombres, a smooth and beautiful trip. All the chocolate bars on board, 24,000 for delivery to UK/EU importer HB Ingrendients, the special new Gru Grococo limited edition bar to Rococo Chocolates in London and the bars for Erik Sauer, our Dutch distributor to arrive in Amsterdam as the last stop, are in perfect shape on board now in the Azores awaiting the final leg to the UK.
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