Repainting our whaling boat, to let her sail again!

 

 Senhora da Fátima was built in 1945 in São Miguel Island. After its transformation from “Whaling boat” to “Sailing boat”, it was given a second life (check here to see a video about how it was done).

However, as she is docked in our marina on most days, she needs a repainting job every now and then. Of course, we try to sail her as often as possible to re-live this cultural experience, except, it is all about SAILING these days, not whaling!

 

Getting her out of the garage.

 

On the way to the marina.

 

Old material will be scraped off, for a new layer of paint to take place. Soon she will be right next to Terra Azul’s base, in the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo, back in the water. If you are interested to know when she will be sailed, ask a couple of days ahead, and we will take you 🙂

 

Our skipper Nuno is a hard worker”

Milou

About Milou

Milou is a Dutch Marine Biologist and Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2010, and everyday works on Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project. You can speak English, Dutch, Portuguese and German with her.

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