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    Leaving Faja Grande

    Lakes Negra and Comprida We think Faja Grande is one of the most beautiful places we have seen in the Azores. With our bikes it was really hard to reach our goal to end up back in Santa Cruz. Flores is a small island, definitely worth visiting, but think twice when you want to visit it with bikes. On our way to Santa Cruz we wanted to see the lakes Caldeira Negra and Caldeira Comprida. Which we should have seen with the aborted walk from Faja Grande. It was very cold at 600 meters high, but the lakes were worth the climb. Leaving Flores We wanted to visit Corvo on…

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    Hiking along side the ocean

    First Hike On the first hike, after we arrived in Faj√£ Grande, we wanted to enjoy the ocean. So, we headed to the harbor and stayed there for a nice view. After that we walked to a church that we could see from the harbor. We went to the church and found the start of a trail behind the church. Ellen new there should be a trail going to the north side of the island, but she thought it was higher up the mountain. On the first corner of the trail, we stopped and turned around. We were on the way for a long time already and it was getting…

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    Magnificent Flores island

    Lajes das Flores From Santa Cruz we drove to Lajes a small town south of the island. Here we wanted to walk along one of the Unesco trails. After a three kilometer walk we arrived at the start of the trail which it went down the cliff. After a short period of time we found out that the trail was blocked by a tree that fell down. It left a pile of dirt on the trail which was to big to climb over. We decided to go back and go to an other viewpoint on which we saw a little of the Unesco sight we wanted to visit. Faja Grande…

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    Arriving in Santa Cruz das Flores

    Our flight Our flight left at the 29th of December from Sao Miguel to Flores. The flight was on time and we were lucky that it still went because of the wind. After our departure, we felt some turbulence which disappeared as soon as we were above the clouds. We focused on our Netflix series because we thought that the worst part was behind us. First we had to go to Terceira and Faial. We landed there without any problems. We had to make a transfer to get on the same plane with the new passengers. In our last landing on Flores we really started to understand the meaning of…

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    Vila do Franca and maybe bye Sao Miguel

    Vila do Franca After Furnas we biked to the city Vila do Franca, because we wanted to go do some whale watching. Sadly because of the weather it was canceled and we walked to a church instead. As you do. This church itself was nice, but the view was even better. We stayed here for more than a hour, just to watch. Ponta Delgada We arrived back in de main city of Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada. Our idea is to celebrate Christmas here, then fly over to Flores at the 27th of December and celebrate New Year there. The flight to Flores was canceled because of the wind. We had…