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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Luxuriant vegetation - Azores - Açores

One of the things that surprised most people was the luxuriant vegetation - which I had not found when visiting other volcanic islands. In the Azores, the ashes from explosions which took place over a period of 20 million years (the last one was in 1952) left a legacy of wonderfully fertile soil which is nurtured by rainfall which, although not constant, does occur throughout the whole year.

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