After my wife left, I sailed for Terceira together with another friendly Dutch yacht. The trip was about 90 miles so we decided to leave in the afternoon to arrive in daylight next day. It was beating once again but our landfall on Angra Do Heroismo was more that worth it.
Angra Do Heroismo stand for heroic bay. Not only was this the best bay to anchor, it was also best defended in the early days against pirates or foreign adversaries. Partly shielded by mount Brazil, full of forts for protection, Angra Do Heroismo was kept save and became very prosperous.
The small but well kept marina is situated at the foot of the centre. A beach nearby, artificially constructed with sand not from the Azores, made sure I enjoyed my daily bath.