Vila Gale Santa Cruz
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
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... through to sweet. They use Verdelho to only make the semi dry style. It's still fortified, and a little sweet, but mainly dry and acidic. The really good Madeira is made from a red grape called Tinta Negra, and I think I'll be planting a few hundred of these vines when I get back home. Was interesting to learn how they age the wine in both barrels and also artificially by heating the wine in tanks. Heating it for 3 months at a warm temperature ...
... and different styles of gardens. A few highlights
are the formal gardens, the topiaries, a section devoted to native Madeiran
species, and a large collection of succulents from around the world. I was
particularly impressed by the various species of bananas and Strelitzias
(bird-of-paradise plants). You usually only see the ones with orange flowers,
but there are other varieties with flowers of other colors.
... consumption, and electricity generation. Being a more modern contruction, this tunnel was a higher one so didn’t involve the long distance squatting and ducking to avoid bumping my head the way as required for the tunnels on the walk along the older levada. There are no lights in the tunnels, so having a torch/flashlight of some sort is essential. Fortunately, I always travel with a small headlight I use for setting up my tent when I’m camping.
... 8217;s traditional!
Our lodging for the night was at Hotel Colmo in a village
named Santana, one of the highest altitude towns on the island at over 600
meters. Santana is known for its significant number of traditional small
A-frame farmhouses with thatched roofs and painted bright colors (mostly red, white,
and light blue). Nowadays no one actually lives in houses of that style
anymore, but they’re very cute and mostly used as ...
... see?..." Jacques said with a grin in his face, and a twinkle in his eye. I truly looked again, and saw exactly what he was telling me. I am always learning so many things about the sea from Jacques, and how to tell its affects, and what it may do.... I have always loved this part of my Milena adventure with him, and Marina. Amazing. I ordered our favorite bottle of Portuguese wine, and we saluted a wonderfully wet, yet still very fun day. Our dinners were fabulous. Jacques ...