Boating & Biking Adventures

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🌺…Famous Flower Festival…🌸

Festival of Flowers 2021 has started...

🚴‍♂️…Porto Santo…👌

Hike – Levada do Furado (PR10)

👌 Parque de Santa Cataria

Hike – São Lourenço (PR8)

Hike – Vereda dos Balcões (PR11)

🎢 Toboggan ride …🧐

We have taken the bus up to Parque do Monte – 670m above sea level. Being a bus driver in this city needs special skills and strong nerves. The bus ride was adventure enough for us and therefore we preferred to walk back into town. By chance we ended up on the track the toboggans are heading downwards on these absolute steep gradients, which are getting a bit painful in the knees to walk after a few kilometres. It basically is the shortest straight line down from 670m towards the sea. However, we got a good impression on the outskirts of Funchal city.

🚴‍♂️…first ride in Funchal…🚴‍♂️

I know Funchal and perhaps Madeira is nothing for puppy riders like myself but I had to give it a try this morning. In need for an ewer I went to the next hardware store but nothing is flat here on this island. Keeping my heartbeat under control as long as possible, finally I had to push the bike some stretch of the track as 18% uphill gradient is simply too much for fitness score. Nevertheless the downhill was great and I will have a chance to practice my climbing skills over the weeks to come…😉

👌 Good night Funchal…

Full moon tonight over Marina Funchal…👌

🙋‍♂️ Funchal getting closer…

The final mile...⛵️

In the meantime we have fixed the lines in Marina Funchal on Madeira and taken some very deep long sleep!
The marina is quite busy and I think we have been lucky to get a berth here. Some swell and squeaking mooring lines. A long lasting dream has come true! Fair winds…

Rainbow after some drizzle...
Typical clouds from the North
First impression of Madeira during our approach.
Hello Madeira, we are almost there!

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