Afternoon Walk to See the Great Auk
What started as a moody, cold, not-so-uplifting-day en route to Fogo turned into a gorgeous weekend of sun and wind. Ostensibly to pick mushrooms in the hopes of advancing science as a participant of the Mushroom Foray NL, the reality is that I jumped at the chance of returning to Fogo for a few days to enjoy its beauty all over again.
Definitley the ‘rock’ side of this island, miniature forests no taller than the blueberry bushes valiantly grew in the thin layers of viable substrate, leaving the beautiful stone exposed… not neccessarily by choice!
On my return trip, it seemed to be quitting time for da by’s, and luckily, I lke boats and boat rides… made a few new friends, collected driftwood for a Saturday night bonfire and helped carry it to the boat…
… beautiful Big Red.
This great first afternoon of my vacation was followed by a wonderful reception at the very fancy Fogo Island Inn– wow the food!!!–and a bit of blueberry picking right outside the cottage where I was staying.