A creepy day!

Halloween is celebrated today, October 31st. The word Halloween comes from the expression “All Hallows’ Eve”, formed from the words “hallow”, meaning “holy”, and “eve” because it occurs on the day before the celebration of All Saints’ Day. The origin of Halloween is related to the Celtics, who lived in Gaul (now France) and the…

40th Anniversary of Pico Island’s Aerodrome

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Pico Island’s Aerodrome. Inaugurated on April 25, 1982, Pico Island’s Aerodrome is one of the most important infrastructures of the “mountain island”, on the Archipelago of the Azores, reducing the isolation inherent to these islands and creating a connection with the rest of the world. It’s 40 years of…

Surf and Conservation in the Atlantic: Protecting Azorean Waves

The Azores has always been a mythical surf destination for Portuguese and European surfers. When I look at the map of the archipelago, stories of the Greek legends and the search for Atlantis immediately come to mind. The whisper of giant waves crashing on volcanic rocks has always stirred my spirit, as well as so…

From Pico island, a Dream tale of a giant whale

One morning, many generations ago, a familiar sound echoed throughout Pico Island; a noise that represented the hope of subsistence and even a fortune for the poor families of the island. Word spread, to the biggest whale ever seen in those seas. Watched by the imposing mountain of the Pico volcano, men ran to the…

In Terceira Island lies a UNIQUE story of love and jealousy

A long time ago, a stunning island, outlined by black sand and the intense blue of the Atlantic, witnessed the anguish of the Prince of Tides, who lived an unrequited love. His beloved was in love with another prince and not even using the spells of a powerful fairy, he could change that true love….

São Miguel, the Magical island of a forbidden love

In distant times, in the Kingdom of Sete Cidades, lived a blue-eyed princess, imprisoned by the condition of being the king’s only child. Tired of the exile imposed by her father, the young woman escaped from her imprisonment to find freedom in the forests of enchantments that the castle walls could not hide. In this…

Corvo island to Inspire a tale of a thousand pirates

Far in time, Corvo Island was a haven for Atlantic pirates who preferred it to plunder and enslave its inhabitants. In 1632, faced with a new threat of invasion and with a will inspired by courage and faith, the people decided to resist with their rudimentary agricultural tools and with a secret weapon offered by…