Quinta da Fonte
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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I was already in a shockingly bad temper by the time we left to have tea at the "posh" hotel, and it was raining, which did not help. It felt like one of those dreadful days out we used to take with my parents when we were on holiday in Herne Bay, desperately trying to find something to do in the appalling British weather.
And all this business about "high tea at one of the poshest hotels in the world" really annoyed me. "Reid's Palace Hotel in ...
... when a cargo ship passed dangerously close. I visualize this scene whenever I stand on our balcony looking out to sea.
Until meeting Elin there wasn't anything more exhilarating for me than climbing aboard a ship and travelling across an ocean. It made me feel adventurous and kind of brave. A great many cruise ships work the summers in the Mediterranean, then spend the winters in the Caribbean. They have ...
... It was flowing fast, no doubt from that heavy rain which had fallen earlier.
We walked back past an old archway that had once marked the quay but was now much further back from the water. Then it was a stroll back along the main street to the bus. We did stop at Blandy's wine store to buy some Madeira and a “Swiss army” style pocket knife to replace Fletcher’s which he has misplaced. By this time it was nearly 6-30pm so ...
... br> The last three days we have settled into shipboard life. At 9-30am each morning is a General Knowledge Quiz. The first morning we went, we were joined by Steve, an Australian living in the UK and an English couple, Roger and Judy. We got 19/20 and won!! We watched the Australia v Scotland Rugby that afternoon so missed the quiz but next morning the same team assembled and we were joined by another English couple, John and Liz and we won again. We repeated that in the afternoon and ...
... exhibits, every garden type you can imagine, animals - mainly birds - and stunning views of Funchal.
After a few hours exploring the gardens we headed back down to town. The bus didn't end in the same spot, rather in Old Town near the water. We decided to walk along the waterfront to the impressive fort which and discovered that this is a free spot where locals go swimming off the rocks. It was hot and I was a little disappointed I didn't have my swimsuit with me. Steve ...