The Flores Island

August and September 2019

Dilar Pereira
Dilar Pereira
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Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes
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José Paula
José Paula
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José Paula
José Paula
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José Paula
José Paula
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José Paula
José Paula
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José Paula
José Paula
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José Paula
José Paula
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José Paula
José Paula
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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José Paula
José Paula
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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José Perico
José Perico
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Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
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Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
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Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
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António Coelho
António Coelho
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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Luísa Passos
Luísa Passos
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Francesco Milanese
Francesco Milanese
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Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
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Francesco Milanese
Francesco Milanese
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Luísa Passos
Luísa Passos
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Cláudia Baeta
Cláudia Baeta
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes
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Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira
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Pedro Salgado
Pedro Salgado
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Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
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Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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Rita Cortês
Rita Cortês
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Rita Cortês
Rita Cortês
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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António Coelho
António Coelho
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Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
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Sara Simões
Sara Simões
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Sara Simões
Sara Simões
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Cristina Espírito Santo
Cristina Espírito Santo
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Sara Simões
Sara Simões
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João Catarino
João Catarino
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Pedro Salgado
Pedro Salgado
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Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
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José Paula
José Paula
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Luís Quinta
Luís Quinta
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The Flores Island is the westernmost of the Azores Archipelago, in the Atlantic Mid-Ridge, and is included in the Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO World Network, due to the relevance of its vegetation and its landscape, geological, environmental and cultural values, as well as to the excellence of its sea area. The island was formed in the late tertiary period and spreads for 88 square miles, showing countless formations of geological value. The Flores Island displays a complex topography, with high cliffs and steep valleys, a great number of water lines and high waterfalls. The heavy rainfall renders it the greenest island of the group.

The Grupo do Risco came together in the expedition to the island of Flores in 2019, through volcanic calderas and fajãs, valleys and mountains, along the beautiful paths of the island in cross routes.

Participants:

António Coelho, Catarina Costa, Cláudia Baeta, Cristina Espirito Santo, Dilar Pereira, Francesco de Aguilar Milanese, Henrique Queiroga, José Paula,

José Perico, Luís Quinta, Luísa Passos, Marcos Oliveira, Nádia Torres, Pedro Mendes, Pedro Salgado, Rita Cortês, Susana Lemos