Ponta Delgada was the last port of our fall cruise. It’s located on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores. The Azores are a group of extinct volcano islands, an archipelago, belonging to Portugal. They are almost a third of the way across the Atlantic.
It was a Sunday and many places were closed but we took a nice walk around the small town.
This is the Portas da Cidade, the historical entrance to Ponta Delgada.
The small Fort Sao Bras is right on the water. This is still an active military base.
Looking back across the waterfront from the fort to our ship.
No shops were open but some churches were. This is St Joseph’s.
The Convent of Our Lady of Hope
Impressive blue tiles in the chapel.
This small church was not in use.
We knew we were in Portugal because of the tiled streets!
A few cafés were open but you can see it was pretty quiet here.
Good bye to Ponta Delgado. Next stop – the U.S.A.