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The trail between the two peaks is only something like 5 kilometers (3 miles) long. That makes it sound east, but it takes much longer than you might expect because so much of it is up and down steps and quite steep. Overall it was one of the most fun hikes I’ve done as well as having some of the best scenery. Most of the trail isn’t exactly primitive, though, with many parts of it paved and wooden or metal stairs installed in ...
around mountain peaks and clings to the sides of ridges with every turn opening
up a new and gorgeous view. I knew the scenery in Madeira would be beautiful
and different but didn’t expect quite such a perfect mountain day hike and with
great weather too – total sunshine but with a picturesque fog bank curling around
the peaks from time to time from the northern windward side of the island - ...
... consumption, and electricity generation. Being a more modern contruction, this tunnel was a higher one so didn’t involve the long distance squatting and ducking to avoid bumping my head the way as required for the tunnels on the walk along the older levada. There are no lights in the tunnels, so having a torch/flashlight of some sort is essential. Fortunately, I always travel with a small headlight I use for setting up my tent when I’m camping.
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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 ...
... 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 ...