Or the story of how I got stuck in Flores Island
03.10.2012 - 06.10.2012 21 °C
This is the story of how I got ´trapped´ by the weather conditions here in Flores Island.
Let me get to beginning of the story. We arrived to Ponta Delgada on Wednesday night, already aware that we were travelling into the middle of a so called tropical storm.
The flight was pleasant and we spent the night in S. Miguel island.
The next day the bad weather finally started, with strong winds and rain, so we had to wait a couple of hours at the airport, waiting for our plane to Flores.
Arriving later than we initially had in mind, we still took the chance to walk a bit - actually about 20km, my legs and feet already aching - after a late lunch - so late that we had to beg a restaurant owner to let us in -, visited Santa Cruz and the surroundings and the weather was excellent - sunny and warm.
The next day we found out that the public transport was not working due to the national holiday, so we had to rent a car - a nice deal though, as it was both cheap and gave us much more freedom. We visited some of the most beautiful places I had ever seen and walked also on some trails.
We decided to eat dinner at a fancy restaurant at Lajes, which we later found out, belonged to a german couple.
We went to sleep, waking up to a very tropical rain and a phone call telling us that our boat to Corvo island had been cancelled due to the bad weather, so now we are stuck here, waiting for the sea to calm its waves, so we can continue our journey...
To be continued...