Late this morning we arrived at our first island in the Azores, Santa Maria Island. Making our day more fun and different, we had a brunch and mid-day outing to experience the island. We did some walking, some touring… and so we did not suffer, a late-afternoon picnic! It is wetter and a bit cooler here than our previous stops. A perfect build up to yet a different climate as we meander our way up the Atlantic Ocean. As all our islands have been, Santa Maria is also volcanic.