Originally posted on Travel with Intent:
The beautiful Azores lie around 1,360 km west of Portugal, 1,510 km northwest of Morocco, and 1,925 km southeast of Newfoundland. It’s a few years now since I visited, but their stunning beauty (and highly changeable weather) remain etched in my memory.
As do these gorgeous murals in Horta.
Many famous yachting names, such as Joshua Slocum and Sir Francis Chichester have anchored their boats here and it is also a port of call for international regattas.
No one seems to know exactly when or why this decorative tradition started, but at some point a sailor visitor to Horta decided to leave behind a reminder of their trip in picture form on the dock wall.
Over the years, many more such paintings followed, so that soon the whole wall was covered and now new paintings cover old ones. Studying the images and trip details makes a pleasant way to while away your time as you wander around the harbour here.
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