(Last Updated On: August 19, 2011)
One afternoon we set off in a rented car on a circum-island tour. While diriving around, we saw some of the most beautiful sites that Pico had to offer.
This museum is densely packed with all kinds of information about the sperm whale- how it eats, how it hears, how it floats… you name it, it was covered. We spent over an hour there, reading display after display, overwhelmed at times with the extent of the detail. To top things off, no one was even there to collect admittance fees. There was simply a box where you were to leave the fees in good faith.
A highlight of Lajes is the whaling museum. It was somewhat similar to the whaling museum in Horta on Faial, but plenty enough different to keep us entertained. In the end we were glad to have stopped there. This photo shows a boat used for whaling. Note the paintings on the right wall, one of which I used in my Horta TR.
A replica of a whaling boat. This one is only partially finished, to show how the boats were built. The Azoreans modeled their boats after American whaling boats, but modified them (like making them longer) to be more appropriate for their needs.
And that’s the last of the photos we have of our trip to the Azores and our Honeymoon. It has been over a month now, since we have returned home. Undeniably, we live in one of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world, and we feel privileged to be here. Yet, at the same time, our minds continue to drift back to our time in the Azores. With it’s unspoiled beauty and culture, the Azores are a treasure far removed from the rest of the world.
I don’t doubt that we will find ourselves there again.
Complete List of Honeymoon Trip Reports:
Climb of Tosa d’Alp
Five hours in Lisbon
Horta Part I
Horta Part II
Island of Faial
Island of Pico, Day 1
Portugal and The Azores Highest Point: Montanha Do Pico 7,713′
Watching Whales & Swimming with Dolphins
Pico Adegas, Gardens, and More
Island of Pico