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... white buildings clutching the hillside. We're not leaving the ship until 2pm when we go to Reid's Hotel for afternoon tea. Until then we're free of smelly old people for a few hours.
Last night something very strange happened in the casino. I had asked the reception team a while ago if there was a reason why my card was not allowing me to use the slot machines, but they did not know. "Your credit is good" they said. But ...
... nice, but it was only tea to drink and no coffee, so I went without (don't drink tea). We had nine people on our table and Min got talking to two old lesbians, who liked horses, whilst Lance on the other side of us almost had a row with a woman about cruises. She could not understand how anyone would not thoroughly enjoy a P & O cruise. "It's quite easy, really" Lance said. "It's rubbish. There's nothing to do."
"Nothing to do?" she said. ...
... had morning tea. We found that we had been very lucky - the past two days in Madeira have been torrential rain and stormy. The views were fantastic today and getting organised early we missed the queues which were very long by the time we returned. Back in town we wandered through the pretty streets and stopped for a ...
... 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 ...