After a morning visit for coffee and wifi served by a lovely waitress at Doris Bar,
we said good-bye to our friends on Chardonnay.
Martin, Arnie, and Martin’s older son Tom took off for England, and it was another sad time aboard Juanona to see more friends leave.
Not wanting to sit around the marina, Max and I jumped in the car and headed along the northwest coast, partly to see if we could spot Chardonnay on its first leg home, and partly to see if we could find some 2002 memories from our Sete Cidades hike.
We headed out of town, taking more photos of the art scattered around Sao Miguel,with Chardonnay in the background.
The first spot was Mosteiros where we both exclaimed ‘that’s it!’, the ‘it’ being the bench we had sat on in 2002 waiting for the bus after our Sete Cidades hike.
We checked to make sure of the exact placement
then asked someone to take our photo.
From there we travelled back along the northwest coast towards Ponta Delgada, where we saw Chardonnay from a lookout point.
With bittersweet memories we headed for home, remembering earlier times both in 2002 and in 2014.