Por Caminho: Vulcão dos Capelinhos

Vulcão dos Capelinhos was the most impressive site I visited on Faial Island.


I spent all day here walking up and down the volcanic landscape, checking out the museum and catching the end of day’s light from the highest point.

Walking from Horta to the lighthouse pictured below was a fantastic achievement. I celebrated by giving my complete and undivided attention to my surroundings and the Atlantic beyond.

Photos taken mid November, 2019.

Volcanic cone warping into the blue sky

The Capelinhos lighthouse withstood the eruption of 1957-58 and now stands as a landmark of the Island of Faial.

Farol do Vulcão dos Capelinhos
Most of the surrounding landscape is barren with the exception of shrubs and small flowers. Nature always finds a way.
Two birds prepare for flight
The last photo I took before hiking back

Check out the previous blog posts of my backpacking trip around Faial Island!

Por Caminho: Salão, Cedros, and The Road to Praia do Norte

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 […]

Praia Do Norte & Capelo Photo Collection

The hike from Salão to Praia do Norte proved to be the hardest part of my week long trip around Faial Island. The road to Praia do Norte inclined steadily with each curve. Though it helped me in the long run, trekking uphill in the cold, grey hills was challenging. The worst part by far […]

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