Travel Blogs from Canico
Wednesday 30/10 (Day
By now we’re enjoying the routine of the cruise life. We have
developed a warm friendship with our two waiters and with our room service attendant,
(most of them are young Asian guys), and it is nice.
Our main activity is
swimming in the morning, or after lunch and just being together here and there.
It is a lot more boring ...
New Years Eve Cottages
Round off the
festive season in an extra special way and book a cottage for New Year
with enjoy Portugal! We've stacks of larger properties, from rambling
farmhouses and elegant manors to cottage - ideal if you want more
privacy and personal space between get-togethers. And sharing the cost
means great-value holidays too good to be missed!
... the Port, we enjoyed some wifi and got a bit caught up with emails, etc.
However, by the time we re-boarded the Norwegian Star, we were ready to take the last leg (6 day leg) to our beautiful home in Florida.
Love, Steve and Ginny
Today we went to Canico leaving a sick Daniella behind. Marilyn has an apartment there that they rent out and we had to meet a possible new tenant. After meeting her and hearing that she would like to move in tomorrow we had to quickly go to a DIY and get some things to fix the odd things. Marilyn and I had some coffee while Marc slaved away. Then the 3 of us drove into Funchal to see amongst other things the Mercardo Dos Lavradores which is the big market ...
... Some of them can be as long as 100 km's and Madeira is very popular for it's lavada walks. Some of the walks can be as long as 5 hours or more. In total all the lavadas added up together would give you a total of 1600 km's which is a mean feat considering that they were all handmade.
We travelled along some of the old roads which wind their way up and down the mountains. Most of Madeira is now covered with tunnels which cuts the travelling time to ...