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Profundo Journeys Azores & Lisbon - October 16 - 26, 2016

Following is a synopsis of our Profundo Journeys Photography tour to the Azores and Lisbon, Portugal. It was a great adventure indeed, with knowledgeable local guides, great food and wine. Although there seems to have been a lot going on, there was always 'down time' and freedom to explore on one's own. The photography opportunities were numerous, form vast open vistas to intimate little towns and local culture.

On Sunday October 16, our intrepid group of seven photographers and travelers departed Boston on Sata Airline. The overnight flight landed in Ponta Delgada, San Miguel, Azores at 0645 the next morning, just in time to check into our hotel Marina Atlantico, have breakfast and begin our day of acclimation as the sun rose!
We enjoyed a free day to explore Ponta Delgada, photograph, and enjoy the city, have a
landscape photography lesson and welcome dinner @ Alcides restaurant
Tuesday October 18, it was a sunny for full day road trip with our private driver.
Highlights included:
Miradouro do Ilheu/Sao Roque overlook and café stop
Lagoa de Fogo (Fire Lake) great photos from the overlook of the lake
Caldeira Velha - hot spring swimming pools & gardens
Geothermal generating station – Salto do Cabrito (baby goat waterfall)
Ribeira Grande – O Silva restaurant for lunch
Beach Morro de Rabo de Peixe
Rabo de Peixe – small fishing village for photographing daily life
Hotel Monte Palace – abandoned 5 star hotel above Twin lakes Lagoa Azul & Verde
Little town of Sette Cidades with its central church and surrounding neighborhood.
Ponta da Ferraria for sunset photography with nearby lighthouse (Farol)
Wednesday October 19 – Day to explore Punta Delgada
Street photography lesson
Photography in the produce and fish market
Museu Carlos Machado at the Convento de Santo
Free afternoon to explore Ponta Delgada
Thursday October 20 – Full day road trip
Caloura – small village with a small harbor and restored convento
Vila Franca do Campo & Our Lady of Peace Chapel – the chapel & the zig-zag stairway
Miradouro do Lombo dos Milhos – great vantage point overlooking Furnas
Lagos das Furnas hot springs with lunch (Cozido) at Vale das Furnas restaurant
Terra Nostra gardens in the town of Furnas, church of Our Lady of Joy
Town of Furnas with the hot springs – photographing the steam from the hot springs
Miradouro Pico de Ferro overlooking Lagoa das Furnas
Cha Gorreana tea plantation and tea factory

Friday: Free morning in Ponta Delgada
Fly to Terceira to Hotel Terceira Mar, in Angra Heroismo
Algar do Carvao – volcanic chimney
Saturday October 22 – Terceira – Full day tour with private driver – sunny & windy
First stop Monte Brasil overlook
Vistas of stone walls on Serra da Ribeirnha – great vists for photography
Town of Sao Sebastio – with Imperio (small church) and Sao Sebastio church
Serra da Cume – next to the windmills; patchwork view from the other side of the valley
Furnas do Enxofre sulfur fumaroles (hot springs) a really windy stop
Biscoitis – seaside town featuring rough surf and stonewalls around the vineyards
Final stop at Gruta do Natal overlook

Sunday October 23 - explore Angra do Heroismo, a UNESCO world heritage site
Explore the Cathedral (Ingreja do Santissimo Salvador da Se)
Palace dos Capitaes Generais
Convento de S Francisco (museum)
Monday October 24 – Early flight to Lisbon - afternoon to explore the city
Tuesday October 25 – Explore Lisbon for the day or full day road trip to Fatima, Valinhos, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos
Wednesday October 26 – workshop concludes with final shopping; fly to Boston
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