Terceira is our first island in the Azores, not the third. The name Terceira means third in Portuguese and it is supposed to have been discovered as the third of all the nine islands. This name seems a bit bland as I do not assume that the discoverers ran out of names of catholic saints.
Moira in the Strait of Gibraltar with Africa in the background
Time and places are flying by: Malaga, Gibraltar, Algarve, Lisbon, Porto, Vigo…
My highlights are my first single-handed overnight passage, the river cruise on the Rio Guadiana, and the spacious lagoon of Faro with the island of Culatra sheltering it.