Fajã da Maria Pereira
|Fajã da Maria Pereira|
|Debris Field (Fajã)|
|Geology||Alkali basalt, Tephra, Trachyte, Trachybasalt|
|Visitation||Accessible by foot, yet restricted during periods of inclimate weather|
|Easiest access||By dirt trail|
|Geographic detail from Portuguese Army map|
The Fajã da Maria Pereira is a permanent debris field, built from the collapsing cliffs on the northern coast of the civil parish of Rosais, in the municipality of Velas, island of São Jorge, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.
Name after a former property-owner, the fertile lands of this microclimate are today used to support grazing animals and the cultivation of potatoes and other vegetables, in addition to vineyards (primarily during the growing season). Six homes occupy the fajã, supported by a system of cisterns providing potable water, necessary for a local consumption.
- Map nr. 15 Velas (S. Jorge, Açores) 1:25,000, Instituto Geográfico do Exército, retrieved 1 December 2015