|LEG 15: BARCELONA, SPAIN to SANTA MARIA, AZORES|
|Thu June 27||1448||LEBL - LPAZ||Santa Maria, Azores|
After a mornings game of ATC filed clearance tag we finally got airborne for Santa Maria in the Azores. Not on our preferred route over Madrid or Seville but via the northern route near the Pyrenees Mountains with an 11,000 foot minimum altitude. In clouds and bumpiness all across the Iberian Peninsula. Once over water, smooth and cloudless. After 11 hours we land at Santa Maria, still daylight. Small Island, not many people. Airport takes about 10% of the land mass, the rest hills and beaches. Weather cool, a welcome change from the hot weather we have had since our departure on May 25th. We found an internet site in Vila do Porto, the main town. After two hours of typing text I press the send button and Poof!!! it all disappears. No message sent. It is frustrating. However, someone was kind enough to email my floppies, not a total loss.
After a nights rest in our hotel apartment at Mar e Sol, we will be off for computer assistance, lunch refueling weather outlook and back to our two story apartment. To be continued.
See pictures from Santa Maria below.
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Mar e Sol from balcony
Mar e Sol - our apartment is closest
|Pascal Landi, Andrzej Vorbrodt, Manny Higazi||Sunday, July 7, 2002|