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... a posh afternoon tea at Reid's hotel and the second on our return, which some of you won't get until later tonight or not until after the weekend for those who read this at work.
This morning we landed at Funchal, Madeira, which is "double the size of the Isle of Wight". (Why do they keep comparing everywhere we visit with the Isle of Wight?) Anyway, it looks like a dump.
The town is very hilly with crowds ...
... by this collection of staggering old people cluttering up their hallowed halls. Walking through several lobbies to get to the cocktail lounge we passed one large and imposing solid wood door with the number "666" on it. Well at least we now know where the devil goes on holiday.
The room where tea was laid out was very elegant and the settings beautifully done. Eventually the rest of the coach party joined us and the sandwiches were brought out. Tea ...
Arrived Funchal Madeira just as the light was breaking through at 8am. The sun was soon shining and we made our way along the sea front to take the two fabulous cable car rides. The first, which seemed very new took us up the side of the mountain to Monte and the second took us across a huge ravine to the botanic gardens ...
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I tried a couple more island specialties at dinner at the
hotel restaurant. Madeira’s most famous dish is a type of fish locally called
Espada that’s translated as Black Scabbard Fish in English. It lives at very
deep elevations and is especially ugly in appearance but tastes delicious. The
traditional preparation is either with local bananas or with a passion fruit
sauce but is also sometimes just ...
... 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 ...