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The BBC REEL spotlights Peter Café Sport in Horta, Azores

by Daria Blackwell 17 Aug 2019 10:37 UTC
The post office 930 miles from the mainland © BBC Reel

"The post office 930 miles from the mainland" features a delightful interview with OCC Honorary Member José Henrique Azevedo, PO for Horta since 2007.

The focus of the video is the remarkable postal service provided by the Peter Cafe Sport, but the significance of the Café to bluewater cruisers is covered in this video by Fernando Teixeira and Izabela Cardoso. "Far away from European or African mainland sit the Azores islands. The city of Horta is home to one of the most remote bars in the world, where sailors from around the globe collect their mail during their voyages across the vast Atlantic ocean." It is part of the BBC series on Remote Places.

Congratulations, José. Well done! Winner of the OCC Events and Rallies Award for 2018 and represented on a series of commemorative postal stamps from Portugal, we are truly honoured to count you among our greatest friends.

The video is just over 4 minutes long (14 August 2019) see it at BBC REEL

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

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