The Azores

Pineapple Plantation, São Miguel Island

Day 8: Monday, April 18, 2005

Growing pineapples is a bit labor-intensive.

Irrigation water storage — Can we call this a reservoir?

This picture shows most of the plantation. There is a row of several greenhouses up the stairs and behind the lattice on the left. And there is a larger greenhouse with a capacity of 2000 plants at the end of the walkway. All together the plantation with its visitor center probably doesn't occupy more than 2 or 3 acres. They are probably making a good income even before considering the added cash flow from giving tours to tourist groups.

Wisteria in bloom

Yum, yum! Here's some almost ready to be harvested.

It's 11:30 AM, about time for us to head back to the ship.

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