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New Years Eve Cottages
Round off the
festive season in an extra special way and book a cottage for New Year
with enjoy Portugal! We've stacks of larger properties, from rambling
farmhouses and elegant manors to cottage - ideal if you want more
privacy and personal space between get-togethers. And sharing the cost
means great-value holidays too good to be missed!
Seven days at sea is a long time but we made it fine. Madeira is a beautiful place and worth the wait. We took a taxi tour of about 4 hours and saw a lot. Just finished lunch and now going to walk around the town before boarding the ship. have to be back by 4:30. The views here ...
So our first proper Ocean Crossing - the 500+ NMs to Madeira
5/10 we refuelled and left cascais at 0930
wind weak and we only managed 50 nms in first day
6/10 light wind all day to windward we managed just over 80- nms a new high pressure area was forming stronger than forecast - bugger
7/10 wind dropping but had obviously reached cetacean central, we had 3 pods each of more than 12 common ...
Monday, August 20, 2012 – Madeira, Portugal
We arrived into Madeira harbour around 7 a.m. and the first thing you notice is how different the island is from Grand Canary. The Island of Madeira juts straight up from the ocean, with cliffs and mountains of rock. It is also a green island with trees and beautiful vegetation. Like Hawaii, bougainvillea grows like a weed here.
It took us about an hour to maneuver into ...
Well this is day 2 in Madeira. It is a
lovely place with lots of history. Sorry mom it is up hill both ways
again. It has been around since the 1400's. The first hotel was
built here then by an Englishman. They actually had geothermal
electricity in 1896. They had street lights then, and I think we
were still in huts... well maybe not, but certainly not as far
advanced as they were.