We spent two weeks in early spring traveling the archipelago islands of Madeira and Sao Miguel in the Azores. What I remember most was the truly beautiful landscape of the islands. From the deep blue of the sea to the green of the rolling hills. So much space to explore. We found a magical green pool at the end of a walk in the woods, we searched out ancient stone cairns, very old beautiful cemeteries, elaborately carved and gilded churches, gorgeous old tile on countless walls, mossy covered trees, a rubber tree the size of a house, we ate fish fresh from the sea, and the people of the islands were so generous and welcoming.