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Madeira Photos

Here's photos from our week in Madeira, in May 2008. See also the holiday blog.

Slideshows:
 - All photos
 - Favourites
 - Panorama

Favourites

Here's edited highlights for those in a hurry. Also see the panoramas.

 

Roadside flower

Local fishing at Ponta do Sol

Porto Moniz: flower and rock

Porto Moniz swimming pool

Evening reading

 
Ribeiro Frio levada walk

Grey evening cliffs

Boa Ventura

Funchal town hall

Statue on Funchal front

Ribeira Brava church

Encumeada flower and view

Encumeada levada tunnel

Swimming in Seixal

Ponta do Parga lizard and view
Sunset flare over Porto Moniz

Curral das Frieras from Eira do Serrado

 

Lava tubes at Sao Vincente caves

Nice light from Sao Vincente beach

Eleri playing pool

 

 

Friday 23 May 2008

A couple of pix just as we arrived.

 

Funchal dusk

 
Sunset from our room

   

 

Saturday

Chilling out around the hotel and Sao Vincente

 

Path to Sao Vincente

Sao Vincente street

Sao Vincente cemetery

Strange road sign

Chapel in estuary rock

Panorama from hotel

Enjoying the view

 

 

Sunday

South-western coast and around to Porto Moniz.

 

Ponta do Sol

Ponta do Sol panorama

Local fishing at Ponta do Sol

Calheta artificial beach

Roadside flower

Levada at Prazeres

Looking down on Porto Moniz

Road down to Porto Moniz

Porto Moniz panorama

Porto Moniz: flower and rock

Porto Moniz swimming pool

Porto Moniz menu

Looking uphill in Porto Moniz

Evening reading

Evening panorama from hotel

 

 

Monday

North-east coast and down through Riberia Frio.

 

Boa Ventura

Boa Ventura panorama

Arco do Sao Jorge

Us at Arco do Sao Jorge

A-frame houses at Santana

Faial panorama

Faial church

Limoeiro panorama

Ribeiro Frio trout farm

Flowers in Ribeiro Frio

Ribeiro Frio levada walk

Levada tunnel in Ribeiro Frio

Monte and Funchal

Grey evening cliffs

Flash of sunset over Porto Moniz

 

 

Tuesday

Funchal and Ribeira Brava.

 

Funchal mosaic pavement

Funchal Police and Jacaranda tree

Blandy's in Funchal

 
A flowering tree in Funchal

Funchal town hall

Inside Funchal town hall

 
Funchal market

Flower-seller in Funchal market

Funchal backstreet

 
The Santa Maria in Funchal bay

Statue on Funchal front

Ribeiria Brava

Ribeira Brava panorama

Ribeira Brava church

Interesting sign in shop window

 

 

Wednesday

Encumeada pass and levada, Rabacal levada, mountains and Seixal.

 

Encumeada 360' panorama

Coke machine in the middle of nowhere

Encumeada flower and view

Flower on Encumeada levada

Encumeada levada panorama

Encumeada levada

Encumeada levada sluice

Encumeada levada tunnel

Lizards by Encumeada levada

Encumeada flower

Rabacal cloud panorama
Rabacal levada panorama

Rabacal levada steps

 

Ponta do Parga lighthouse
Ponta do Parga lookout panorama
Ponta do Parga lizard and view
Seixal church and cliffs

 

Swimming in Seixal

View from Seixal towards Sao Vincente

Hotel from Seixal

Reading by the sea

Sunset flare over Porto Moniz

   

 

Thursday

Up to Curral de Freiras, then Sao Vincente caves and coast road. Final walk along volcanic sands.

 

Us at Curral das Frieras

Curral das Frieras 360' panorama

Curral das Frieras valley panorama

Curral das Frieras from Eira do Serrado

Horizontal panorama of Curral das Frieras from Eira do Serrado

Vertical panorama of Curral das Frieras from Eira do Serrado

 

Lava tubes at Sao Vincente caves

Coast road from Sao Vincente to Seixal

Footprints in the black volcanic sands at Sao Vincente

Nice light from Sao Vincente beach

View across to hotel from Sao Vincente beach

Eleri playing pool

Eleri wins at pool!

     

 

Friday

The journey home.

 

Farewell hotel!

     

 

The panoramas

I did a bunch of panorama stitching. Here's the collection:

 

Panorama from hotel

Ponta do Sol panorama

Evening panorama from hotel

Boa Ventura panorama

Faial panorama

Limoeiro panorama

Ribeira Brava panorama

Encumeada 360' panorama

Encumeada levada panorama

Rabacal cloud panorama
Rabacal levada panorama

Ponta do Parga lookout panorama
Curral das Frieras 360' panorama

Curral das Frieras valley panorama

Horizontal panorama of Curral das Frieras from Eira do Serrado

Vertical panorama of Curral das Frieras from Eira do Serrado

 

 

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