Travel Tips: The Azores, Portugal

(Moon rising over Pico Mountain) Perfect for photographers, hikers and general lovers of the great outdoors, the Azores offer a number of activities and highlights that seems out of proportion with the size and tranquillity of these picturesque islands. I have a confession to make.  If you mentioned the Azores to me six months ago, […]

Postcard from Faial Island, the Azores

A quick hello from Faial Island in the Azores, where I’ve just enjoyed a fantastic week with my camera in what is a fantastically diverse photography location.  Whales, dolphins, clear skies, a super moon, terrific light, picturesque countryside, interesting volcanic history, and an atmospheric marina in a tranquil and friendly environment. Big thumbs up for […]

Looking Ahead: Whale Watching in the Azores

(Humpback Whale, Antarctica) The Azores is reputed to be one of the best – and little known – locations for whale and dolphin watching. And I’m heading there next week to find out if it’s true. Until recently, my whale watching experience was sporadic and underwhelming. I’d looked out to sea on the Fleurieu Peninsula […]