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One of my more successful lines to recount to my children on returning from the Azores was that I went swimming in a volcanic crater. That got me a couple of brownie points, even from world-weary teenagers.
This was a great trip. The water was considerably warmer than the sea, since it was shallower and relatively wave-free. The far side of the crater is shallow enough to be perfect for small children and the more frail amongst your party. Plus, it is MUCH warmer. I swam across and was amazed to find a few floating pebbles! The volcanic rock is so punctured by holes, that it is full of air and actually floats. There's got to be a science lesson in there somewhere.
You are viewing panorama No.12 (Crater at Ilheu Vila Franca do Campo (Island of Vila Franca do Campo), Sao Miguel), one of 62 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of Azores.
Map of Azores showing the location of Crater at Ilheu Vila Franca do Campo (Island of Vila Franca do Campo), Sao Miguel at Latitude 37.70519 / Longitude -25.44228.
We have visited Azores on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:37:52 +0100.
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