Almost everyone who crosses the Atlantic by small boat stops at Horta, and each boat leaves a wall painting to commemorate its visit. Of course, we did too. But while we were first waiting for our friends from Ventura, Aphrodite, and Orinoco to arrive and later waiting for everyone to be ready to leave, we had lots of time to explore this charming town. Once it was a whaling town. Now, it comes alive in the summer months to welcome the cruisers.

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