I have visited Madeira and The Canary Islands several times, but, until August 2005, never to the Azores. The photos below are from the biggest of the Azorean islands São Miguel in August/September 2005. Since I am an incarnated trekker, many of the photos are from my walks in the mountains.
Everybody has probably heard of the legendary high pressure of the Azores, which influences the weather of all Europe. However, this does not mean that the sky is blue all the time out there. During the summer months, the climate is reasonably stable (but don't count on it!), but the winter season is often rainy and windy. Besides, there is a big local climatic difference between the nine islands.
Are these islands worth visiting?
Definitely yes! So far, my experience only covers São Miguel, but my visit there has given me a big desire to know the other islands, which should all be different and unique, especially regarding the variety of landscapes. S. Miguel has mountains, crater lakes, plenty of pastures with grazing cows, and there are flowers everywhere, especially hortensia, which seems to surround every road and trail on the island. I hope that the photos below will reflect some of my enthusiasm.
The photos on this page are taken with a Canon G2 digital camera. In order to reduce the download time, the size and the data of the photos are strongly reduced compared to the originals, and this has inevitably reduced the technical quality, too. However, all photos may be delivered in full size and quality for use in books, magazines, papers, etc. The price is 70 Euro per picture.
Click HERE to see my photo gallery from Tenerife.
Click HERE to see my photo gallery from Madeira Island.
Click HERE to read my article in English about Madeira Island.
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