Madeira was, by far, our favorite port. We both really wished we could have spent several more days (at least) exploring the island. As it was, we really only got to see Funchal and I'm sure just a small slice of that.
|Early morning arrival
|Funchal and a foggy mountain top
While wandering around and exploring the city we found many nifty shops that sold not tourist-stuff but everyday items: sewing machines and supplies, fabric stores, butcher shops, a huge fish market, and hardware stores with tiles that you could turn into murals.
The fish market was amazing. Very large, very clean, and it didn't smell like fish at all. We really wish we could have tried the scabbard fish but it was too early in the day for lunch.
|Espada or scabbard fish
|Not sure if this was tuna or swordfish
|Can anyone translate?
|The olives were awesome
|Back toward the harbor
|Up toward Monte
|Our Lady of Monte Church
|That's just lovely
|From the churchyard
|Steep, curvy, waxed streets make for an exciting ride
|Being pulled on a rare flat area
|It just doesn't do it justice...