Pico, the island, has the same name as its mountain. With 2531m, Pico Mountain is the highest mountain in Portugal and one of the biggest European volcanoes. The last eruption has been in 1720. One of the former eruptions created another tiny mountain inside of the caldera (I’m quite sure that geologists would chose different words for this outcome :-), which gives Pico its characteristic appearance. It looks like the mountain would wear a too small party hat. Despite this funny exterior, Pico has a diginfied and wise aura.
Pico: Lajes do Pico and Madalena, day and night
I chose this first picture, because I made a huge amount of pictures of water this day. But anyway: This was quite an experience! For sure: Everyone going whale watching hopes for this dreamy moment when a huge whale jumps out of the water next to your tiny boat and salutes the crew with a […]
We hiked along Dammwiesen, Annatal and Herrensee and had ice cream near Strausberg Main Station at “Kaffeepause”. Try Snow Ice and don’t be afraid of the huge portions :-).
Our next hike went from Kyjov (Khaa, Langengrund) trough the valley of the rivers Krinice (Kirnitsch) and Vlci Potok over the village of Vlci Hora and back to Kyjov.
A visit to Ottolenghis Restaurant And the best dinner with friends
Mersea Island near to Colchester in Essex is an ancient fishermens island and well known for Smugglers. We went there for its second attraction: oysters, fish and chips. Therefore we made a lot of winged friends.
Before going back to our mountain getaway, we made a short stop at Waterville and had some (expensive but) awesome fish&chips from the Butler Arms Hotel. Mjam!
We made a short side trip to Ross Castle builds in the 15th century and situated in very peaceful surroundings where swans and ducks meet lakes and sunsets.