Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Horta in the Azores

The local museum boasts a large collection of scale models of buildings, ships, and people carved from fig kernels by Euclides Rosa.


Captain Albert Read completed the first Atlantic leg of the first transatlantic flight, via airplane, when he piloted his NC-4  into the Bay of Horta in May 1919.


The Azores were a major refueling stop for WWII transatlantic and then postwar flights until airplanes achieved longer ranges with the development of jet transports.


Horta is an Island in the Azores archipelago. If you were wondering, an archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a cluster or collection of islands.


We tendered ashore on Palm Sunday so the carved fig kernel collection was unfortunately unavailable...maybe next time....

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