January 7, 2018

Blast from the past: Madeira

Nine years ago we visited Madeira for the first time. As we are planning another hiking trip on Madeira , I went through the old photos and other recordings to find out where we have been. I also used the opportunity to post some pictures which appear to be taken with my first 6MP DSLR. Back then, times were simple (we were savages!) and I had no GPS tracker or smart phone with tracker app. For this reason, the photos are not geo tagged.

Monte, Levada do Bom Successo

Locals use wooden sledges to slide down the steep hills as a tourist attraction.

Ponta de São Lourenço

Interestingly, lizards are pretty fond of canned Bavarian Leberkäse.


São Vicente

Ribera Brava, Levada Nova

Luckily, the road was closed years ago…

Miraduro Cabo Girão

Calheta, Porto Moniz

Madeira has some crazy clouds thanks to the trade winds, …

… 10 Minutes later and some meters higher there’s the nicest sunshine.

Calheta, Whale Watching, Old Sugar Cane Factory

Hiking from Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo

São Jorge


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