We are not just divas:
Well, it wasn't just food and drinks all along, even though that was a very good part of it, but we also did some activities. We went surfing twice in Santa Babara beach. You can rent a board and a wet suit (the water isn't exactly that warm in the Azores) for just €35 for a whole day, so we did that. On our first day surfing the waves wasn't that good, they were small and you had to wait for a very long time to catch a good one. I guess we all were a bit impatient, so we went back and forth into the beach and out again, because we went with whatever could look like a wave. The second day surfing the waves were insane and we had a really hard time out there. I guess we all had a minor near death experience, so at one point we decided it was best to call it a day. But we also enjoyed tanning on the beach.
When we were supposed to go Canyoning, I got hit by diarrhea. Yes, that was awful. I still see a picture in my head of me lying on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night thinking we were out of water, but then I remembered that Pernille had some on her night stand and I fought my way over there. I don't know if it was the tap water or what - we tried not to drink it, but suddenly you are sipping a drink full of ice cubes, and then you know your brilliant plan is ruined. There was nothing to do about it, though. I spent half a day in bed getting better, while the girls went SUP'in, and for you who don't know what that is, it's the abbreviation of Stand Up Paddle.
We ended up going Canyoning another day, and I'm so glad we did. The place is called Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park. First, I thought I would be scared to do all the things we were supposed to do; walking on slippery slopes, rappelling, sliding and jumping from waterfalls, but I ended up loving it, and actually I was a bit disappointed when to was over, because I didn't want it to end. It was so fun!!! You should definitely try it. I want to try it again, wherever I'm going. The most crazy part for me was the walking part, but that's because I was afraid my feet would fail, because I can be so clumsy. Luckily we all survived, and everyone had a great day.
To go there we rented a car, I guess it was €55 or something like that, but it wasn't that expensive. On the way home we went to Fuernas to see and bathe in the Hot Springs! I MUST SAY THOUGH, if you have blond hair, don't go! Two of us ended up with orange hair, and even though we've both been to our hairdressers, we both went back to orange again. Now, I just had to cut about 2 cm off of my hair, because there was nothing else to do, and I believe Mai is about to do the same thing. So watch out or wear a bathing cap. Don't say I didn't warn you.
We also went Whale Watching, which was an nice experience. I like to be at sea, and I guess we had a good tan out there, but if you are the impatient type, you can skip that part. Even though, I think it's something you have to do, when you're there. We only saw a glimpse of a whale in the horizon, but we saw a lot of dolfins and a turtle, so it was ok.
The girls went diving, and I know they had a very good time. For two of them, it was their first time and they all did really good. I went with them on the boat, but I didn't go diving. I'll try it one day, but it wasn't the right time for me. I really want to, some day.
Besides that, we also went running, which is also e great way to explore the place you're staying.