Royal Caribbean newest cruise ship Anthem of the Seas was in Madeira today. Thank you to Martyn for sending me some great photos as it passed Caniço de Baixo.
Also a few photos the internet and my friends.
The wind returned yesterday afternoon/evening affecting the area of Madeira Airport, four flights - TAP (Lisbon), Transavia (Paris / Porto), Condor (Frankfurt) and TUIfly (Basel) had to divert to Porto Santo after failing to land at the main airport in the region.
Three flights mananaged to return to Madeira and land, but Transavia remained in Porto Santo, and is due in early this morning.
I am really hoping the wind dies down today as I fly to the UK, it has been a full week of disruption at the airport this week.
This is just a straight copy and translation from the diario online.
The Board of the Regional Government, meeting this afternoon under the chairmanship of Miguel Albuquerque, "decided to establish the necessary procedures and steps that will allow the restoration of maritime connection between Madeira and mainland Portugal for transporting passengers and cargo."
The regional secretary for the Environment and Natural Resources, Susana Prada, who was spokesman for the executive meeting, said that the efforts to resume ferry operations are already underway. However, he declined to reveal details, as this dossier is being conducted by the Regional Secretary of Economy Eduardo Jesus, who was the last two days in London and returns tonight to Madeira.
An 8 year old girl is in a serious condition after the strong winds in Caniço lifted the bouncy castle she was playing on and landed on the motorway. The bouncy castle was in El pepito restaurant bar in Caniço near the junction of the motorway. The girl suffered multiple injuries including trauma to the head after falling 8 meters onto the entrance of the motorway.
Very sad to hear that the girl died during the night due to her injuries. Thoughts are with her family.
RTP Madeira seem to be very wrong with their news reporting, as bthe little girl is still in a critical condition in hospital. Can't imagine how the family are feeling at this time.
The hospital has now confirmed at 14.15 that the little girl has died due to her head injuries.