After a full week of sea days, it will be good to get off the ship and stretch my legs. Not that I have anything against sea days. There is no better way to relax than knowing there is little chance of catching a taxi into town.
I have visited The Azores a few times and seen its bucolic pleasures. A nice place to visit, but it has never been on my “places to retire” list.
Instead, I will wander through Ponta Delgada. Find an internet café. And eat lunch anywhere than on board the ship.
My niño Spanish has never served me well in this little Portuguese port town. But, being a shipping center, English is traded freely.
I will write a bit more later in the week. For now, I will forgo my usual pathos in favor of a bit of bathos -- at the top of this post.