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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Madeira intends to have the hardest half marathon in Europe. The route will be from Funchal to Pico do Areeiro, a climb uphill to the high point of 2000m.
The event is scheduled for 27th September 2015, and will be international.
The race will also include a half marathon for relay, and a mini marathon of 10km.
The event will be called Madeira Uphill 2000.
When I know more news from this event I will post on here, keeping you all up to date.
Friday, January 30, 2015
29 Madeira Hostel opened its doors yesterday bringing another hostel to Funchal, with affordable accommodation.
The hostel has private rooms or dorms with 4 or 8 beds, each bed having its own locker.
Prices start from 16 euros a night.
For all the information visit their website 29 MADEIRA HOSTEL
3 people were injured in an accident on the Rapida yesterday morning at the Campanario junction.
I was actually at the viewpoint at Campanario, and saw and heard the crash. A van carrying ice cream smashed straight into the back of the truck carrying churns of fresh milk, the bang was pretty terrifying and shock us all up seeing it.
We later enjoyed a great day walking down to Calhau da Lapa, beautiful beach with about 30 little grotto's which people local people own. It must be very nice in the summer. It is only accessible by foot or by boat, any easy walk down around 25 minutes and about 45 minutes coming back up, but I don't fancy doing it in the summer.
A local fisherman was down there and showed us his little bar which he opens in the summer, and inside one of the family's grotto's .
Click the photo below to see all my photos from the day.
A sea lion was seen on the pebble beach at Camara de Lobos this morning with slight injury. A team from the Natural Park of Madeira believe its the same Sea Lion seen last year in Porto Moniz, as it has the same injury, only the wound is slightly open. Later in the afternoon they made sure the seal had returned to the sea.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Just a few photos from my friend Ivo Costa from the popular festival (Festa do Panelo) in Chão da Ribeira today.
Big pots of traditional food is cooked and served on cabbage leaves. Chão da Ribeira is one of my favourite places on the island, and if you have never been then its well worth a visit anytime of the year.
All photos by Ivo Costa.