Deadly Jellyfish, Hidden Caves, Zodiac Adventures- Welcome to the AZORES! SV Delos Ep.250
Just. East of the mid-atlantic ridge, lies, a lush little island known as ìletís Flores. When. Translated, from Portuguese, it's easy to understand, the meaning behind this name flower, island. This. Fairy tale-like Haven sprouted, out from a submarine volcano, just, like her eight sisters that, together make, up the archipelago of, the Azores. Sitting. In the North Atlantic for millions of years the rough open ocean has manipulated, and, mortar coasts into some of the most dramatic landscapes. You can imagine. With, seven interior lakes countless. Waterfalls and, several, microclimates. Flores. Is most definitely a nature, Wonderland. Since, first appearing on the charts in the mid 14th, century, Flores. Has played a role in the lives of many seafarers, whether. It be the first sailors explorers. Pirates. Naval, forces or even the modern-day Cruiser passing through, but. It would be the Flemish and Portuguese, immigrants, that made the island their home as farmers. Whalers, and fishermen. Because. Of its isolated, location, over, a thousand, miles away from her mother country of Portugal, much. Of the culture has been preserved in time untouched. By the influence, of outside, world. These. Are the facts that we had read while making the 13-day, sail from Bermuda but. Nothing could have prepared us for how special the place Flores, approved to be. This. Is the story of Delos a sailboat, that's been cruising around the world for over a decade I jumped, on board ten years ago not knowing that one day I'd be stepping up his captaincy, with my girlfriend, and first mate by my side over. 50 crew have called ellos home and that tradition of sharing the adventure continues, this, season as we write the next chapter of the dela story during, a lap around the North Atlantic Ocean if you enjoyed Ella's videos please, hit subscribe it's. A fast and free way to keep our journey going. After. Being at the dock for a few days it was time for a first filming, mission. When. We arrived in Flores we, were met by Felipe, a local. Pilot boat captain, who was incredibly welcoming, and helpful. We. Got settled in he, brought over a map of the island and the, scheming, began, his. Idea to. Show us the entire island, I see. And. We're just gonna go I think we're gonna try to go around the whole island of Flores, they're just insane on and it's a little bit cloudy but it. Adds to the mystery, of the island. Today. They. Make. Romney, Islander. Let. Me can life and, then for your.
Anchors. Hamas. Yeah wetsuits. Yeah I. Think. Like. The only experience I could say that would explain, waking up in the face of this would be the times, arrived like gone camping and woke up in the middle of a forest in, like, with no camping grounds just wild, but. Be, able to do it on the ocean is like another. Level of, exploring, so. It. Makes me appreciate selling, a lot, just beyond select export' the coast by this. Massive, favor. It's. So, beautiful in there. Reason, that the miss the esteemed that's sitting on a water wow, it goes. That. Is insane. The back of the cave has like a Inlet. That's coming out. And there's water swell, coming through from the other side and you can feel the pressure on you here. This. Place is insane that. So many massive, caves I. Want. To live in what. Big, name. See the big watt like take a big waterfall, that's completely, changed. Coming. Down the outside and then it goes right in, here and then you can see it kind. Of made, this little rock here. I'm gonna get some. Fill up my water bottle here. Good. And I got more of. As. We continued, our mission around the island we came across a huge, entanglement. Of Portuguese, Man O'War. You've been fussing whenever we've seen like one Jenny, we've. Just found them. All tangled up. If. You fell in that what would happen. I. Could probably go into shock man I mean, maybe somebody might survive us tonight, that's. A lot of poison. Thousands. And thousands of them I don't think it's a. Yeah. We. Are reaching the. That's. It. That, data. That. He. Just told us a story about a touristy ride out here to do doctor, did that came all the way out here and he touched it and just went nuts I. Did. I can go that's. Not the the shame he first thought it was now it's crazy it's. Like a big square. There. Was a. Big. The waves need to be. In. The winter its usual the, waves pass, to all through the. Islets. You. Can see it from. Sometimes, you cannot see these but you only see the the white, part of the way yeah. Shawn, what's it like to see this by water instead of. Landing, that close up from. Father water because, you get a perspective of once again you start scaling not into. Human. Body. Draaga, destroy, it's real. It's. Like nothing, I've ever seen before. We're, so lucky to be able to get through the score if I vote all the way around. Like. Get, to see the coastline from this one of you it makes you appreciate this power see, even more. Because. You see how the erosion work you see like guru, of the way. Fleurs. Is a any. Spot in the middle of the ocean you, have a great. Quality, of life and. Like. Here those lower and, very. Simple. We. Have more wireless I think, and less. Things, destroyed. By men it's. A good place to live. When, you see an island from the outside when there's barely any houses, on it. It's really rare you never see because that are usually cities, and houses everywhere and, so sear like this kind, of throws, you back in time and, they to understand, how.
You're. Basically in place, which hasn't changed that much in millions, of years, the last eruption on the island for many. Thousand, years ago. If. You had to sum up for, us into. Two words, what. Would they be. Inviting. Mystikal. Inviting. The mystical, it a draw, in, every sense of the word maybe. I should say organic is a raw vegan, raw. Organic comedians. Know, it's a raw and. Comforting. I will, say. I'm. Okay. You know. Okay. Excellent. Experience. Of. Greenness. Why. And. Raw. It's, awesome, to mission. Around and find. So. Many places, that is, still untouched like, mostly, just going, by water around the hole cause then it's like still, wrong. Untouched. And I saw, beautiful announced on to see how, nature is, still. Rolling. And. It's beautiful so edible. Woke. Up this morning, to the water-pump. Going. Off, and. Making a lazy sound a we, wouldn't. Turn off their. Water, splashing. Everywhere and, the head leave, this pipe. I. Don't. Know until I get it all the way off the, first order of business was to fix. It I. Just. Use. Really. Quick epoxy, that dries like steel and. Filled it. Just. As like a worst-case. Scenario but. In the meantime I went to the hardware store walked. Right in and they had the exact same, normally. This stuff is so hard to find because the European boat but now that we're in Portugal, right. On the shelf generic, size everything. Now he's gotta put the new one in turn. The water back on throw this thing away. The. New hoses in can you just turn the water on for me and see if there's a leak yeah, it's. On. It. Looks good to me nothing, that should. Be leaking is leaking. Nothing. That shouldn't it's. Good. Otherwise. Its Tavish. I know. I know, I, know, I'm sorry sacrifice. Our. Worst. Fear, of being at the dock. Yeah. We've, been seeing a lot of roaches here, in Florida, is running, around and. I just opened this cabinet, and happened to see what. Put. It in the top of things in the top yep. Yeah. He's back in that plastic, I don't want to retune, him there they grab him she, gave me the vacuum cleaner. Yeah. I'm great. See, if you caught him oh. I. Guess you. See. In there. Oh. It's. A big-ass roach. We. Need to spread borax, all over the place and we need to get roots traps to be hotter we can they go on I have. No idea man I had to came down the dock lines none, of the shops have Roach traps, but, the local, agricultural, store that has like fertilizers. And stuff like that had this powder, and, then. I did a Google. Translate and it's pretty, nasty stuff like, if you breathe a lot of it in you can have like a respiratory problems, you shouldn't be on any food it's. Harmful to aquatic organisms. And maybe horrible, animals, including, humans. Use. Gloves that are not environmentally. Friendly. So. We're, gonna not, put this on everything, but. Use it like on, the lines and, maybe. In the floorboards, places, where we won't be touching very often, so. It's very gonna take all. The, cupboards empty, at, everything. If. You find more than y'all probably swimming at the boat I'm. Searching for these buggers, Christmas. Eggs. After. Getting some boat work out of the way it, was time for another adventure. Our new friend here Billy Bay gave. Us a car, to use because he had a spare car so we've. Got some wheels man and we're. Gonna go for a cruise up, to, Santa. Cruz, we're. Down here at the port. And. Then I don't know maybe go for a walk flood run a little bit was explore the, Azores have some pretty extreme, and unique weather conditions. Flores, being the westernmost, island in the group is consumed, on a regular, basis, by big low-pressure, systems. Crossing, the North Atlantic Ocean. These. Systems, make it almost impossible to, safely, anchor outside of the harbor for more than a day or two because. Of this we've, decided to keep Delos safely in the harbor and explore, by land. When. You go driving here you have to pull over every, 10. Minutes 5 minutes or so because everything's so beautiful, so, we just pulled over to get a picture of this pretty church right here.
Of. Hammond in Rupp oh good. You're busy turning around Flores, in a pimp. Up. To like 40 knots getting these crazy ketab etics pushing. Over from the top of the hills which is mad and as crazy, storm behind us busy building, if. You're wondering what katabatic, winds are it's. The technical name for drainage, wind a wind, that carries high density air from, a high elevation down, a slope or valley under, the force of gravity or, temperature, inversions. Then. Zooming down there we got a little wind ad going on little. Water tornado, it's pretty cool, yeah we're just watching all this katabatic, wind right down these valleys and hitting those katabatic. Winds can sometimes, be 2 or 3 times the strength of the surrounding, average wind speed it's. Something you really don't want to have in Anchorage. Knowing. That Delos was safe in the harbor it was captivated. To see these conditions, firsthand. It's. Just such a different perspective seeing, it from up above this on sea water when you're watching it when he'll come from a different angle on the boat it's, amazing what patterns, nature makes it's. Beautiful, i, havend, I don't think I've ever been any place like this before us normally. You'd be a tanker like watching, make sure we didn't drag or make sure that everything was okay and tellus, is at the dock pretty protected sea, go around explore and see crazy winds it's blowing out there man yeah it's blowing solid 35 40s, I'd, say the closest. I could compare, it to you it's a little bit like Hawaii, dramatic. Straight. Onto the ocean rockier. Harsher. Colder. I love. It only seen it in, Jurassic, Park well. As a dragonfly, right, on cue, I've. Never been anywhere like this and, the thing is like you get bits of this in different places but the whole island is like this actually, every single section is like mind-blowing, beautiful, no not Islands, this tour that's for sure just. The scale of it is mind-blowing. Compared. To seeing I got into the Caribbean, or it's, just dramatic, we, have we have two months we can keep going yeah this way and it goes down to that point and there, might be a dirt road that goes all the way that way and there's like a lighthouse out on the North West Point and then from there to get back. Looks, like. The. Beauty of Flores lay in its microclimates. Within. Just 700, meters of elevation it. Felt like we landed on a different planet. It's. Pretty cool isn't ready cool it's, like thickest USB, bug being. In rain like. A. Really, light rain and. It's called in Windows, records, it's. Boogie. It's. Ghost oh. Yeah. Hate to get lost up in this in the mountains you wouldn't know where you are where you going, if you don't have a compass, I think you better start looking for master points, ass because I think you find your way around masters, point you go glance this, most pointy ways. Become. A rally driver but this wholesaler. I'm. Actually really glad we did this now because they knew to come back and it's super clear you can see the whole island you'll. Have perspective, over what we're like a thousand, meters high in. A cloud. About, to chop off the edge of the earth. Wait. What. Are you doing brother, get shot. The. Forest took my shoes I, pretty. Much am, i. Leading son, yeah I'm bleeding. I've. Been hearing about all this come fetus. It's. So good. Nature's. Bed. It. Sinks down like that far like a memory foam. What. Do you think I just, saying that you know a place, is cool when you don't even have to plan anything you. Can just get in a car and drive around and stop. I read 10 or 15 minutes and find, something, fun to do or something cool to shoot or something. To occupy yourself with it's. A good sign of a place thank. You for giving, us this car, you made this ridiculous, weird day possible. Then. We've been in the clouds. For so long we're about to walk through and it's so different because we've been able to see like just the front of the car with the pop-up flowers, such, a crazy cool day just. So unplanned. Holiday. This. Is why we say Oh place, is. Fun. But that's exactly why we say Oh places. Next. Up on Delos, Filipe, shows us what he does for work. We, leave the harbor and find an anchorage and. Take. Part in a true, sailor's tradition. Again. Whose, maxed out their my crewmen, weather. Come. On a buy some of our stuff buy him a beer, then need look thirsty got, mom we got shirts we've. Got mugs we, got it all come, aboard. Yeah. What's. It like. Give. Us a personalities. And. As. We. See, the clear have. Been formed. Over many years. They. Represent. The. Passing. Of time. Why, did your Frenchman have a lift, that's, just past my input. To see, you surfing bands by some thugs yeah.
Strong. Legs. If. I try to take that my heels are break. Like. Now. It's pretty good, let. Me see. Do, this. Say, hey now brown cow hey, now brown, cow perfect, yeah it's a great cut, real. Good. Business. In the front party in, the back.