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... A few places involved short walks along the top of a nearly knife-edged ridge, but a railing on each side made it somewhat less terrifying.
After dropping about 300 meters between the peaks, it was a steep climb out of the valley and then a gentler hike to the lunch station a little below the peak of Pico Ruivo. Getting to Pico Ruivo involves an easy two mile hike from the end of a road from Madeira’s north side, so it’s actually far ...
... very pleasant temperatures for walking too. The tour company must have arranged
the order of the five day hikes for the scenery to get better on each day (and
maybe for the weather to get better each day too).
In contrast to the earlier hikes, the days hike was mostly through
drier and less forested terrain, kind of an open brush vegetation rather than the
mossy Laurasilva forest Madeira is best known ...
... 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 ...
... served with an onion and tomato
sauce. The other dish I tried that’s on almost all menus in Madeira as an
appetizer is Limpets. What on earth is a Limpet? I had to Google it. They look
like small clams or scallops but are in fact Gastropods, small sea snails with
non-spiral shells – and they have the chewy consistency of snails. It’s one of
those things you have to try when it’s the specialty where you’re traveling.
... will be held on the weekend before going home.
Tomorrow is our last day here and we will spend some time in Funchal as we haven't been to the old part yet and I want Daniella also to see it.
All packed and ready to go, with a very sick Daniella, we set off to Funchal. A meeting was set for 15.00 for the contract to be signed by the new tenant. Daniella and myself took a walk along one of the main streets and came across rows of flowers as well as ...