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Friday, August 26, 2016

CR7 Best Player.

Cristiano Ronaldo has just won the award for UEFA Best Player on the season 2015/2016. Gareth Bale and Antoine Griezmann were the other finalists.

From Diario Noticias

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Look at the traffic....

Cars queueing on the motorway at Campanário on the South of the island, heading for the big festival weekend on the North of the island at São Vicente.

Photo Luis Fernandes

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New bar to open in Arco de Calheta.

Sea Water Pools. Madeira Top

The Guardian names Porto Moniz, Madeira, top of the bunch of seawater pools in Europe.
Porto Moniz, is the most visited village outside of Funchal, and the Natural Seawater Pools, are a huge tourist attraction. 

Click Below for full story. 


Gin Madeira

First, is Madeira's first gin made with alcohol from the sugar cane.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Accident Ponta do Sol

A motorcycle accident at the roundabout at Ponta do Sol has killed two people.

The driver and passenger of the motorcycle died at the scene. The road was closed in the early hours of this morning while the two body's were removed.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

22% of Funchal damaged by fire

The news this week showed that 8% of Madeira suffered fire damage and 22% of Funchal was burnt by fire.
A blog reader, and popular name on the German forums (WAUZIH)  sent me a map he has put together showing which parts of Funchal were affected by fire.
 This shows that most of the tourist areas are unaffected especially hotels, and all tourist attractions are running as normal. Some levada walk are closed and you can check these HERE



WAUZIH has sent me another map of the fire damage on the West of the Island. This covers the areas in Ponta do Sol and Calheta zones.

Calheta / Ponta do Sol

Campanario

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tourist Board Update.

The tourist board have put an update to whats been affected by the fires in Madeira.

Check the full list by clicking the photo below. 




Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rockfall at Madalena do Mar

One of my blog readers has sent me this story. Was anyone in the area at the time or hear anything about it. I know this area has had its fair share of problems over the last few years with the coast road still being closed.

Yesterday (Wednesday) at approx 8pm there was a rock fall at the
Sandy end of the beach where about 5 years ago the restaurant was destroyed.

No one was hurt but a lot of debris in the road that the tunnel passes through. The beach had about 100-150 people.

All escaped unharmed. Thank god. My son only hurt himself because his father fell on the rocks running to escape. A rock fell in front of my nephew as he ran away.

Interesting is that this year the beach on the dangerous side has even been furnished with some wooden steps to help people access the beach (the concrete ramp has a drop because of sand erosion).  The council do not have any warning signs at all and even welcome guests by building the stairs.

My husband grew up on that beach and rock falls were common summer and winter sit at least 80 years and probably longer. Why the council doesn't warn beach users is baffling.