Sabaka to discuss solo trips to Azores, Canary Islands at Camden Public Library
CAMDEN — Sandie Sabaka loves solo traveling to unusual destinations and coming back to tell her friends and community about them. She will speak and show a photo slideshow at the Camden Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.
Sabaka recently took individual two-week trips to the Azores and Canary Island archipelagos, off the coast of Europe and Africa. Both are lightly visited by North Americans and are loaded with European culture, good food and wine as well as being very affordable spots. They each boast volcanic peaks which are the highest in their respective countries of Portugal and Spain, Sandie climbed both.
The Azores sit on the Mid-Atlantic rift well off the mainland coast of Portugal, a lush group of nine small islands, surrounded by a black volcanic rocky coastline. She visited two of the nine islands, Sao Miguel and Pico, exploring by car and foot, discovering jaw-dropping scenery reminiscent of our Hawaiian islands.
The Canaria Islands (las islas Canarias) have long been a winter hop for Europeans seeking the Spanish sun. They are located just to the west of Morocco, further south than the Azores, and the climate is much drier. They are comprised of seven islands and Sandie visited Tenerife and La Palma. She found the steepest roads she's ever driven, amazing crater rim walking, banana plantations and lovely beachside towns that ring the coast.
Come along on a tour of these islands with bountiful outdoor opportunities, and learn about the challenges and joys of a woman traveling solo in 2018.