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... 10am. One of them looked like Manuela. After breakfast, we headed to the gangways to disembark Britannia for the first time on this voyage. We headed to the central area of Funchal, where lots of memories came back from the first time that we'd been to Madeira, back in 2013 on Oceana. After looking around the fabulous gardens of Madeira, we headed in search of the Cristiano Ronaldo museum and statue. We found some shops that we ...
DAY15 - March 27, 2015
DAY 16 - March 28, 2015
FUNCHAL, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL
Our second time in Madeira and it didn't disappoint.
Last time we toured the island so this time we decided to take in the downtown 'in depth'. The sun shone and it was a good decision.
First we headed 'up the hill' to the suburb of Monte to take in the view from 'on ...
... next stop is Cadiz where we got a hop on hop off bus pass. The following day we stop at Malaga and then for the last quick stop it is Cartegena where on Palm Sunday they were getting ready to parade the big floats which take many men to carry in honor of the Easter story.
... turn signed to Apresentacao. Follow this road up until you reach the brown Levada Nova sign and park carefully. The walk starts off gently for 10mins then you pass through a short tunnel, smartphone lighting will get you through. Once the other side of the ridge the trail becomes a little more precipitous but the views are great - about 40mins to the picnic spot at Tabua river ...
... and videos discovering all things Madeira on the displays for our two-hour flight to our next exciting destination.
Welcome to Madeira!
I thought Madeira was a single, lonely island all to itself in the Atlantic off the African Coast and north of the Canary Islands. But, alas, it is an archipelago of three islands and is also grouped with another two from a different archipelago to form 5 islands in total. How cool. Madeira is also the name of the main island and ...