During our trip we got the chance to visit a pineapple plantation.Did you know that It takes 2.5 years for a pineapple to grow? They grow in three stages and have to be moved around to different greenhouses for each stage. Can’t believe how much work goes into growing them!
I didn’t buy any pineapples (my bag was heavy enough already) but couldn’t resist getting my paws on these pineapple scented soaps that are made at the plantation. I’m keeping these in my drawers, they make my clothes smell amazing :D
Some photos from the town of Riberia Grande on the northern coast of the island of Sao Miguel.
We also visited the tea plantations. Very cool to see how tea is made.
On the west coast is the village of Mosteiros. It has a beautiful black sand beach and rugged volcanic rock cliffs along the coast.
I found some interesting things at the beach. The beach glass will be made into a tea light lantern later in the fall.
Nature shifts from tropical jungle (much due to the hot springs) to tundra-like surroundings up in the mountains. Actually, nature shifts so much that it’s almost hard to take in everything.
Lagoa do Fogo, the fire lake, is a crater lake on Sao Miguel.
Views from the many rest stops along the coastal roads.