Saturday, 3 April 2010

Cloud and Rain in the Mountains

Sunday 22nd November 2009, Funchal, Madeira Portugal

We have breakfast in the round breakfast room which has views over the ocean. We couldn't see anything yesterday. Our taxi arrives and we drive up the coast to Sao Voncente enjoying the spectacular views before driving inland up the mountains to Encumeada. This is near where we started this holiday.

It's cold wet and windy up here and the clouds are down We decide not to do the walk and instead we will go straight to our hotel in Funchal. On the coast it's warm and sunny!

After checking in and checking the place out we stroll into town. We examine the port area and walk along the promenade. The restaurants along here have shouters out to entice you in and after exploring some more we return to one for some grilled sardines and squid with a pleasant bottle of wine.

Back at the hotel we while away the afternoon reading and relaxing. We use the hotel restaurant for dinner that evening and crash out early. a quite day all in all. We have all day tomorrow, our last day, to explore the town further.