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... top of which there’s a giant golf ball that looks like the one at EPOCOT Center at Walt Disney World but is actually one of the world’s most powerful radar installations belonging to NATO. Guide Felipe says it’s so powerful that it’s often not working. Around it are a large visitor center with shops and restaurants and the place is mobbed with busloads of tourists who take in the view but don’t do any walking. Fortunately we ...
... one-way mountain hike from
one place to another (no levadas and no tunnels today), but the one with the
most beautiful scenery of the trip so far. It’s difficult to believe I’m on a
rather small island when surrounded by such incredible mountain scenery that
feels like it could be the Andes or northern Rockies or Tetons based on
topography, vegetation, and scenery. It was one of those ...
... to arrive at second levada at Rabacal which begins at the base of a waterfall named Caldeirao Risco. This levada at around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) elevation is a far more modern one than the one on the previous day’s hike, with a much heavier water flow and a wider side path than most. A few kilometers farther and we (along with the levada) entered an 800 meter (one half mile) long tunnel to the drier side of the island where the water is used for ...
... 8217;s traditional!
Our lodging for the night was at Hotel Colmo in a village
named Santana, one of the highest altitude towns on the island at over 600
meters. Santana is known for its significant number of traditional small
A-frame farmhouses with thatched roofs and painted bright colors (mostly red, white,
and light blue). Nowadays no one actually lives in houses of that style
anymore, but they’re very cute and mostly used as ...
... they sell fish, fruit and veg as well as other things. What was great is that you could taste all the different fruits that they displayed. We then went in search of some food coming across the running man statue along the promenade. I got a sneak preview of one of the doors in the old section on our way to a little cafe where we had lunch. We did a quick stop at the Madeira shopping centre where they have started to display flowers for the flower ...