I can see my house from here!
I apologize for my absence in the last week or so, but we've been quite busy moving (again) across the world. This time, we've stayed at almost the exact latitiude; however, we are are a very different place.
We have moved to the Azores. More specifically, we have moved to the island of Terceira.
The Azores are an archipelago consisting of nine main islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Azores are considered an autonomous area of the Portuguese Republic. They are located almost 1,000 miles west of Lisbon, Portugal and about 2,500 miles east of New York, USA.
The Azores are in an Oceanic Sub-Tropical Temperate Climate. The temperatures year-round are in the 50-70's F (10-25 C). Rainfall averages 42 inches (109 cm) per year with most rain in the winter (about 5 inches (12 cm) per month) but still with an average of about 2 inches (5 cm) per month in the summer.
For comparison, here are the latitudes of some other locations around the world:
- 38.15 - Louisville, Kentucky, USA
- 38.00 - Athens, Greece
- 37.48 - Adana, Turkey (We just moved from here!)
- 37.46 - San Francisco, California, USA
- 37.44 - Azores, Portugal
- 37.41 - Witchita, Kansas, USA
- 37.33 - Seoul, South Korea
- 37.23 - Sevilla, Spain
- 36.51 - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
I'll have a number of posts in the next week of our new home in the Azores and all my plans for the plot of land here, but for now, I'll just show some photos of the island.
The main city on Terceira... Angra.
Biscoitos on the north side of Terceira Island, Azores
Serra do Morião ou da Nasce Água, ilha terceira, Açores, Portugal.
(not really sure what this means yet, but this is a common view here)