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Monday, May 25, 2015

Anthem of the Seas

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.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wind returns...

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ferry set to return.

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.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lyme Disease


Samantha Cox has a 3rd update on her battle with Lyme Disease.


English Church Spanish Lunch.


Landing at Madeira

It has been a windy weekend here in Madeira on the south east side especially. The wind has caused many problems at the airport over these few days, with aborted landings, canceled flights, and flights like Edinburgh Easy Jet failing to land, and flying to Lisbon then all the way back to Edinburgh on Saturday, only to arrive back in Madeira late Sunday night.

The Daily Mail today has an article on landing at Madeira Airport.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

8 year old on serious condition.

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. 

Update.

Very sad to hear that the girl died during the night due to her injuries.  Thoughts are with her family. 

Update.

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. 


Update.

The hospital has now confirmed at 14.15 that the little girl has died due to her head injuries.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Levada Water Reduced

A large landslide has affected the flow of water on the Levada da Norte, in the area of São Vicente.
The flow of water will affect people in Ribeira Brava, Campanario and Camara de Lobos, including Quinta Grand, and Estrieto de Camera de Lobos.

Flow of water to peoples land will be significantly reduced, but they will have longer intervals of watering than normal. 

The company that manages the flow of water hope to get things back to normal between the 21st-25th May.



Large Rock Fall

A large boulder fell onto the main North Coast road between São Vicente and Porto Moniz.

No one was hurt in the incident which happened around 20.30 this evening.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Food. Music. Fun

Food drink music and fun at Jardim Panoramico close to the forum. Local restaurants have set up for food and drink and there is nightly entertainment,  well worth a look if your in the area. It is the 2nd time they have held this event.