Friday, 6 July 2012

Madeira - small but perfectly formed

Here are some pics of Madeira and you will see some of the many  reasons why I call it paradise.


At it's highes point, 1800 metres high -  just above the clouds
Stunning scenery 

No snakes or biting insects hidden among the lush landscape

More fresh water than we need
The landscaped centre of Monte village - 
Evergreen throughout  the year
Never more than an hour from the sea.The natural rock
 pools of Porto Moniz
The village of Curral das Freiras is built in the crater
of an ancient and extinct volcano
Funchal - quaint little town


:)

17 comments:

  1. Stunning, what a beautiful place...

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    1. Even better in real life Tempo. Thanks Tempo

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  2. It looks beautiful Joe. If you had said it was a hidden valley in Indonesia or Cambodia I would have believed you.

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    1. Yeah Dicky, I see what you mean :)

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  3. It's amazing! Can't belive that a place like that excists for real.. Nothing like gray, cold, boring Sweden!

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    1. Hi Sophia, I've seen Sweden on two occasions and it is also beautiful, in a different kind of way. :) x

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  4. I really should get out more.

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    1. Madeira is not that far from Michigan :) thanks for dropping by

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    2. I'm sure it's just a few blocks away from where I live :p

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    3. a million blocks, or thereabout :)

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  5. Gorgeous pictures. Might have to go on the shortlist for next year's holiday.

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    1. Hi K, if you two decide to visit just let me know, I'd love to show you around :)

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  6. Beautiful photos and lovely to be able to escape there for a few minutes away from the rainy UK summer.

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  7. The weather seems OK in Wimbledon!? :)

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  8. Glad you did. I miss so many things about London but not the weather :)

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  9. Oh my...i so want to go there...i just did a google maps trip advisor and i need to canoe across the indian ocean then catch a whole lot of buses and trains but it looks like it is worth it

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  10. Haha Dan, buses, indeed, they'd have to be amphibious buses to get to this island. You're better off catching a flight, mate :)

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