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Sean Paton
When you ask people about the Azores they often respond with, ” what where is that? Unless that is you are talking to a yachtsmen who will know the islands well both historically and in the present day as a heaven for vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Steeped in history this nine island archipelago are known for their beauty and charm. It is the aim of this website to show what is hidden in the folds of this society that can give the passing yachtsmen and tourist the full benefit of their stay. Also residents who have come to retire reside and be part of that wonderful culture found on these jewels of the Atlantic.
Based in Horta Faial the website deals primarily with this island Faial.
By way of my own introduction you may like to read the story about Sean Paton. A seaman and now resident of the island who founded this site. 

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ZONA DE RISCO DE ALUIMENTO - PONTA FURADA

No seguimento da comunicação recebida do Serviço Municipal de Proteção Civil, comunicamos a toda a população que foi assinalada na costa da Feteira, na Ponta Furada, uma zona em situação de risco, em concreto num local muito frequentado por pescadores e turistas e que segundo a informação recebida, a qualquer momento poderá aluir.
O referido local está por enquanto assinalado provisoriamente por fita sinalética da Policia Maritima. No entanto foi sugerido à Direção Regional de Ambiente a colocação de vedação e sinalização de modo a guarnecer o local e salvaguardar a segurança dos visitantes daquele ponto turístico.
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Historic Vessel Vega
A rare look into life in Porto, Portugal way back when. I found this old film titled "Douro Faina Fluvial" from 1931, directed by Manoel de Oliveira, so full of details I could almost smell the frying sardines and manure from the draft animals. This is one you can watch again and again discovering something new with every viewing.
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