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Jim Dorsey

Water, water everywhere!

The Ilha Verde (Green Island) is lush from shore-to-shore. With over three feet of rain annually every corner of this paradise is bursting with rivers, streams, waterfalls and lakes.

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Jim Dorsey

Four favorite Iceland waterfalls

Our four favorite Iceland waterfalls. During our 2-week stay we were blessed with unusually good late fall weather allowing us to comfortably explore many parts of this glorious island.

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Jim Dorsey

Enjoying P’Alma Sushi

Being from Southern California it is hard to impress us when it comes to sushi. P’Alma Sushi in Ponta Delgada won us over on our first visit.

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Jim Dorsey

A celebration of gratitude

We always wondered where we would spend our 25th. wedding anniversary. As it turns out it happens to be in the same place that we celebrated both of our birthdays this year. On the island of Sao Miguel, Azores!

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Playground Earth | Biking | Isle of Skye
Jim Dorsey

Isle of Skye

Visiting a major tourist destination without the tourists. The Isle of Skye is located off Scotland?s northwest coast and is the largest island in the inner Hebrides archipelago.

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Jim Dorsey

Furnas Lake Forest Long Stay

Our Furnas Lake Forest Living Long Stay. For the past six months we have lived in a forested property located on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores Archipelago.

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Jim Dorsey

Garden party at Furnas Lake

Today we had the good fortune to spend the afternoon with our hosts, the Camara family, along with some of their family and friends and enjoy a garden party at Furnas Lake

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Playground Earth | Hay There | Hay Harvest
Jim Dorsey

Hay there!

The ritual of harvesting hay is carried out each spring on the islands of the Azores. Witnessing it firsthand was a fascinating experience.

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Playground Earth | Azores | Santa Barbara Beach
Jim Dorsey

Surf & Fish

Now that we are free to roam we are spending more time outside exploring the island’s famous beaches and fish market.

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Playground Earth | Azores | The Romeiros of Sao Miguel
Jim Dorsey

The Romeiros of Sao Miguel

Here on the island of Sao Miguel, 900 miles off the coast of Portugal, the pilgrims are known as Romeiros and their centuries-old legacy is rooted in an all-consuming faith.

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