Above is our ship at the pier in Horta. The photo below is of a brightly painted house.
This old rock house is probably one of the older houses in Horta.
A small park, church steeple in the background.
This building is built around the corner, as it were, as is one in the second photo.
I love all this color.
Another interesting corner building.
I love these gardens.
We found this little bit of America. We have known more than one European who couldn't leave until they had seen Route 66.
The photo below is a view of Horta and the harbor from our ship. The tugboat is taking one of our tenders away. The winch broke on this tender and it couldn't be retrieved. The captain said it would be picked up by a container ship and taken to Lisbon where our ship would pick it up in a week or two. He assured us that there was plenty of room in other lifeboats for the passengers that were assigned to that tender.
This last photo is of Mt. Pico, on Pico Island, taken from Horta. Mt. Pico is 7713 feet elevation, and is the tallest mountain in Portugal.