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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 ...
... back onto the ship after their brief visit ashore.
We were told to wait, which we duly did, but the old people, steaming in their pac-a-macs following the insistent rain, kept coming on board, blinking in the bright artificial light of the ship and trying to work out where to go. We kept waiting for minute after minute, expecting the stream of pensioners to stop to let us get off, but they just kept coming.
Eventually one of the ...
... 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 ...
... by relatively new roads built with EU
funds that are largely through tunnels through the mountains or on high bridges
across the valleys. Before that it used to take ages to travel short distances
around the island’s steep terrain.
Our first stop was at a ridgetop viewpoint overlooking the sea
and the town of Machico, which was the first settlement on Madeira because of
good natural harbor. The first day’s planned walk was ...
A Little bit about this Madeira (Funchal) - Portugal:
The capital of Madeira is named after the fennel (funcha) that once flowered there in profusion. The largest island in the Madeira Archipelago was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese explorers venturing south into the Atlantic. The island is nearly equidistant from Lisbon and the African coast, and its unique geographical position allowed Madeira to play a pivotal role in European discovery. Seamen such as ...