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... allowed to look at them. They specialise in a flat bread roll which is cut in half and then smothered with garlic butter. Very nice. Surprisingly didn't see much Madeira cake. The main reason for our visit to Madeira was to have a look at the madeira Wine the island is famous for. In Australia we make (or thought we made) a Madeira style of fortified wine using Verdelho grapes. Real Madeira is a little different. There are 4 styles of Madeira ranging ...
... together chronologically for me
after visiting historic sites around Portugal over the last month.
I got a late start on my arrival day in Funchal so only
managed to see one garden. On my free day in Funchal after returning from
hiking on the island I took the bus up to the Madeira Botanic Garden, a more
traditional botanic garden with more of a focus of displaying a large variety
of different kinds ...
... to arrive at second levada at Rabacal which begins at the base of a waterfall named Caldeirao Risco. This levada at around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) elevation is a far more modern one than the one on the previous day’s hike, with a much heavier water flow and a wider side path than most. A few kilometers farther and we (along with the levada) entered an 800 meter (one half mile) long tunnel to the drier side of the island where the water is used for ...
... the major markets for Madeira (or
Malmsey as it’s sometimes called in Britain) because it didn’t spoil in the hot
climate when even cellars could get very warm. After our tastes Mr. Souza offered
us the opportunity to buy a liter of his good wine for 10 Euros a liter. I
couldn’t resist the offer. Mr. Souza went to his collection of empty plastic
liter water and soda bottles, grabbed one, and filled it up with wine from the cask.
... do Sol. As soon as you emerge from the tunnel take the right hand turning signed Tabua. Drive up until you reach the main ER222 and bear left following the signs to Candelaria which is a right turn off the ER222. The road rises steeply but continue until you see the brown sign for Levada Nova which crosses the road, park with a rock under one of the wheels. The walk starts on ...