Vila Baleira Thalassa
Travel Blogs from Porto Santo
History shows that heads of state made this island their home.
After the ride down the mountain, the toboggans are loaded up again and driven up ...
... hours of work! The challenge was then on and the bag has now been made to the Italians exacting standard. It hasn't all been work though Rhianwyn read 3 books in as many days before embarking on 'War and Peace' and John is also on his fourth book. As we sank our weary frames into bed at the end of a hard day of sight seeing and relaxing we drifted off to sleep as the boat rocked like a jelly on a plate. Not a great deal, but enough to be ...
... out of doing this all day long. So for two km they pull us down the hill, trying hard not to let the basket overtake them and occasionally make way for cars. When completed they walk the 2km back up the hill and proceed to do it all over again. A tough gig and I'm sure that they wouldn't get much of the 15 euro we each pay for this privilege.
Once we got to the bottom of the designated toboggan ride Len was determined to walk the rest of the distance into the ...
... you. Although we did have a great laugh when at lunch, one of the waitresses tipped over a glass of wine on her tray, which then proceeded to go all over Len's shoulder and promptly in his lap. Of course she was horrified but with 6 people laughing hysterically, including Len, she quickly realised there was not going to be any repercussions on this one. I mean, it could have been worse on so many counts. It could have been my lap, or my drink, or worse still, ...
... who try to steer it before the basket runs into a stone wall or gets hit by a car. This takes place on a real street. The runners on the sled have been greased before this starts, so they are slippery, and the street is very steep, and suddenly you're off! Two kilometres of craziness/fun.
The bridges/tunnels/roads amaze My Man. He ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service