Boating & Biking Adventures

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Espada – traditional food #4

Cooked tonight one of my favourite local dishes originated from Madeira: “Espada com banana” (black scabbard fish with banana) accompanied by some local sweet potatoes and vegetables. First I was suspicious about the combination of banana with fish but…very yummy! 😋

Fair winds… 

🎥…Vereda do Urzal (PR 2)…🎞

Espetada – traditional food #3

My hike today ended in the restaurante “O Lager Antiguidades”, which means “The antique wine press”. Besides local wine they serve Espetadas, freshly grilled over a fireplace. Three options: beef, pork or chicken. They are served with sweet potato or salad but I think sweet potato is more traditional here in Madeira. After the hike I felt more attracted by a beer rather than trying the local wine. Afterwards, it was a hard 500m walk to the bus station but luckily all downhill.

Fair winds…

Hike – Vereda do Urzal (PR 2)

🚴‍♂️…Funchal TT…🚴‍♂️

I joined the local riders tonight on a circular time trail (TT) training around the marina. As per Komoot, one circle is around 3.33km. It is flat, no traffic lights, two roundabouts only, moderate traffic movements and only one direction: full throttle!

As you can see on the photos, I got overtaken left and right although my average speed is not that bad?!? The reason is obviously the equipment and I believe I need a new bike! 😉 Lighter, ceramic bearings, racing tyres, more aero in the design, etc.

Fair winds…

Francesinha – traditional food #2

I was told that you can get the best Francesinha dish in this tiny local restaurant called “A Francesinha”, which is only a short ride from the marina. The atmosphere is nice and the food lived up to my expectations but the short bike ride will not compensate for the additional calories consumed.

Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Leg test to Santa Cruz…🚴‍♂️

Prego – traditional food #1

After a long day of boating & biking work 😂 I went to Pub Number Two for the best Prego in town, I was told. Second time I am there as I tend to agree that the Prego here is very delicious. Took the  freshly polished bike to enjoy a short smooth running climb and downhill with a drivetrain having almost no friction at all.

The bike is ready for another trip.

Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…nice ride to Lobos…🚴‍♂️

🎥…Natural Pools…🎞

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