is one of the smaller isles of the archipelago,
9.5x17 km, about 6000 inhabitants.
The West rather flat and boring, the East mountaineous and wild. The main village could be from an
old B-movie.Harbour: free anchoring on good holding ground for 4-6 boats, not enough room for more,
mainly because of the busy fishing fleet. Generally the fishermen`s attitude towards yachties can
only be regarded as openly hostile.The harbour is completely exposed to the SE, with SWly winds
there is considerable swell.Officials in the little white house at the end of the mole(very friendly).
Showers in the Clube Naval at the ramp(dirty and cold water only).Supplies in the village 1km uphill.
Maintenance Autos Botilho on the main road(very helpful).