Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room
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... Doris went on about what a pity it was the weather was so bad, because it was usually so beautiful from up here.
After a while the coach started taking us back down the hill and Doris told us a bit of history of the island of Madeira, but I could not understand any of it. Then she told us how Reid's Hotel was built by a scotsman who had twelve sons "who all died except for the ones who lived" (that's exactly what she said).
And finally ...
... when a cargo ship passed dangerously close. I visualize this scene whenever I stand on our balcony looking out to sea.
Until meeting Elin there wasn't anything more exhilarating for me than climbing aboard a ship and travelling across an ocean. It made me feel adventurous and kind of brave. A great many cruise ships work the summers in the Mediterranean, then spend the winters in the Caribbean. They have ...
Funchal is the main city on the island of Madeira, a dependency of Portugal. It is off the African coast north of the Canary Islands. We were due to make landfall there on Wednesday, 21st October at 9am. Because of rough seas and slow progress we did not dock until 3pm. We then had until 7pm when we were due back on board to explore the town.
From the ship it appeared as a very pretty place, with houses ascending the green hillsides ...
On Saturday morning we woke early and finished our packing. We went down with our luggage for breakfast at 7-30 and ordered a taxi for 8am. We had a quick bite to eat and the cab came early so we were on our way before 8. We were driven to Victoria Coach Station from whence we were to catch a bus to Tilbury. We easily found the appropriate gate and learnt that instead of 9am the bus was now scheduled for 9-30. We settled down with our books to wait.
About 9am a young girl came ...
... is Funchal.
Upon arrival in the modern and clean airport, we headed straight for in on-site tourism office and got all the brochures we needed and the polite lady directed us to the bus stop. The airport is mostly raised up on pillars and the terminal offers awesome views of the island, Atlantic ocean and the neighboring island of Porto Santo.
The mad, race car bus driver weaved and turned along the windy, sometimes single-lane road for 30-minutes to the ...