From Praia Do Almoxarife I hiked 10.6km(6.5 miles) to Salão.
If you plan on backpacking Faial I recommend stopping here. I stayed at the campsite which had fireplace cabana and a direct path to a natural swimming pool.
This set of photos is part of a larger collection named Por Caminho that I created during my backpacking trip around Faial Island.
Photos taken mid November, 2019
I woke up the next morning to wind dashing against my tent. Water droplets dotted the roof and one by one scurried off the side. After a few minutes more laying there watching the raindrops race each other, a warm glow cloaked the tent. I unzipped the door, flung my feet onto the wet grass, and laid there a while longer.
Nothing ever lasts. Grey clouds were gathering in the distance. I packed up camp and headed out. As soon as I turned onto the main road it started to rain. Luckily, there was a Casa do Povo which is a sort of gathering hall/cafe for locals. I waited out the rain there, having breakfast and making small talk with the older gentleman behind the bar. When the clouds cleared, I took my chances.
There wasn’t much to look at as I passed Ribeira Funda and not three miles away was the next major town: Praia Do Norte.
That’s where I would set up camp.
I was determined to make it there.
In the distance I could see large mountains hiding behind a screen of mist. I knew I just had to keep walking and I’d eventually make it there.