My final morning in Terceira had arrived and so I headed to the airport. I sat at the coffee shop directly opposite as I have done so many times before. I sat there thinking back on this trip and the previous trips out to this "neck of the woods" I felt sad leaving the Azores for yet another time. I enjoyed this mini Azores break and the waders were good, one of the best it has been for me personally and up there close to the date of July 25th 2007. This trip provided me with another 5 species of wader for the year ((short billed dowitcher, hudsonian whimbrel, semi palmated sandpiper, white rumped sandpiper and least sandpiper)) which takes the yearly total to a poor 66 species of wader. I suspect there is more damage to come from the quarry and the islands themselves over the next 6 weeks. Highlight of the trip: photo above.
I must say that as I sit here uploading this post at Heathrow waiting to board my Quantas plane for yet another long haul flight I leave London with a heavy heart as this has been the toughest farewell. I had just enough time back in the UK to see the nearest and dearest and I am off yet again. Like I said this farewell has been the most heart wrenching of them all and even as I sit here I think of requesting my bag and staying put but I have a job to do and this "year out" for travel is only just half way through (6 months & 10 days to be precise). Photo's below show the next destination.
Below is a real nice tune and so just listen to the lyrics, I do like the wording in this song. So as the indicator board changes from final call to gate closing I leave you with this song " Say" by John Mayer and so I bid you farewell and I will "See you on the other side"