Ruth: Gord has never really understood the purpose of a beach. Perhaps he is just prejudiced against anything that falls below an alpine elevation. Although I would be bored silly with a beach vacation, I do love a beach day. There are only a handful of beaches in the Azores but two are near Horta. Today we were both feeling less ambitious and did a smaller bike ride to the beach at Almoxarife. Even a 5 km ride still involves climbing up and over the headlands, so I was very happy to rest on the warm black sand when we arrived.
A few people were swimming in the ocean today.
While I rested, Gord avoided all contact with sand and instead wandered around taking pictures.
The Azores look a bit like Jurassic Park when not looking like Ireland.