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... down the corridor. "You must go down there, deck A forward. They will let you off there. Go on," she insisted waving her walkie talkie at us. Now Min was having to walk as they don't allow wheelchairs on this trip and she was already in pain. Walking down the length of the ship did not help her, and we found ourselves with a gaggle of other bewildered people, who it turned out had already been to the other gangway and were turned back by other ...
... the boats from one sea to the other, and that's how Elenka and I found ourselves using them - as a means of travelling from A to B with a measure of luxury.
But it was this fourth trans-oceanic journey where my bravery bubble burst. Elin, a guest lecturer on the Celebrity Reflection, is a Welshwoman. Prior to her first talk which was titled "Atlantic Adventures" or words to that effect, I told Elenka that ...
Funchal is the main city on the island of Madeira, a dependency of Portugal. It is off the African coast north of the Canary Islands. We were due to make landfall there on Wednesday, 21st October at 9am. Because of rough seas and slow progress we did not dock until 3pm. We then had until 7pm when we were due back on board to explore the town.
From the ship it appeared as a very pretty place, with houses ascending the green hillsides ...
... to be delivered to the cabin we went off to explore. The ship left port at 12-45pm, nearly on time and sailed down the Thames Estuary. It was cool on deck but we watched the passing shoreline with interest. Lunch was served, a buffet which was just OK and then we bought our drinks package for the trip. This cost $A29 per person per day but it covers all beer, house wine, cocktails and soft drinks. Seeing a gin and tonic is $10-95 each and a glass of wine, $4-95 we feel we will get our ...
... heard that buses usually pick you up from a stop and eventually go back to that same stop?! ROFL!
* The painted doors in Old Town are some fantastic art.
* Why the hell do you need 5 bus companies in a small capital like Funchal?
* Your public transportation is - as usual for Portugal - not normal, and also pretty stupid.
* Dear bus driver, please enroll in anger management classes.
* I love long cable car rides. :)
* As usual, the food, especially the bread, ...