Gusting in the Azores

The wind has been blowing for 2 days straight here on the Island of Faial. Gusting up to 25knots throughout the day, the constant wind made it hard to stand at times. Today we drove to the oldest part of Faial, Ribeirnha, and discovered 2 different churches from the 1600’s. The churches are still standing, but they are no longer in use today. The towers are barely standing, but the flowers and trees have over taken the buildings allowing you to take some spectacular images.

We also visited the Lighthouse in Ribeirnha. The lighthouse which is no longer in use, is slowly crumbling to the ground and now a newer solar panel light is all that remains to protect boaters from the cliffs!

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This is a 17 image Pano from the volcano Museum. The Newest Piece of Landmass to form ono 50 years ago on Faial Island.