be amazed, there’s more beyond infinity…
when we started this journey, none of us could imagine what to expect. we already had seen photos and read stories from other travelers going up the highest mountain in portugal – the pico island – but, we guess that there always a sense of unreality until we experience it.
a fearless 4-hour expedition through a harsh and paradoxical beautiful trail until we got to the top of the mountain. pico going small at our bottom and the faithful faial as a companion minimized our breathless and fatigued body.
at the top of the mountain, a moon-like crater. but then, we look up and there’s more. a little summit – the real challenge, but it deserves the last effort.
from there the view is unimaginable. surrounded by clouds, playing hide and seek with us, we stayed amazed with the never-ending atlantic and the rest of central groups islands by our foot. the incomprehensible feeling of fullness and abundance it’s not enough to describe what we felt.
going down is worse than going up the mountain. the trail looked a bit unstable, but with steady steps all was ok and we got down. as we descend, the thought of how we get to the top of pico was persistent and, for many times we hardly believe we were there …
pico, azores | august 2016