What an amazing and beautiful place. Friendly people, great food, amazing sights, and flowers everywhere.
Highlights included the picturesque port city of Ponta Delgada, a tea plantation, the volcanic Furnas region, and the spectacular volcanic crater at Sete Cidades (above), a paradise for hang gliders. Black-sand beaches and seaside cacti, too.
Here are some scenes from our trip. Click on an image to enlatge. (The token bird is a Yellow Wagtail.)