My parents went to Madeira and there was the birthday of my dad. So I decided to go there, surprise them and celebrate birthday with them.
Weather in Germany got worse day by day with temperatures dropping into the 30s and first snow coming in. Weather on Madeira is much warmer with temperatures in the 70s but its rainy and stormy too.
Journey to Madeira
I have a stop in Munich.
There I can see rain mixed with snow.
Later in the flight we pass Toulouse ...
The neighboring island of Porto Santo
Sightseeing in Funchal is rather short due to the heavy (but warm) rain.
We go by cable car to Monte.
Cathedral Igreja de Nossa Senhora Do Monte
Tourists get pushed down the mountain on wooden slides
Rain stops in the afternoon and we can watch some boats. This is Club Med 2
A cruise ship comes in ...
... and it is AIDAsol. It gets received by the pilot
The ship in the port (the Adventure of the Seas to the right)
A sunny day
We have some sun the next day and we relax in the hotel. There we have some fun with little lizzards.
In the afternoon we can watch the cruise ships leaving. First the Adventure of the Seas ...
Storm, rain and big waves
The ship does not get into the port. It waits for half a day outside and then it leaves.
Wonderful sun after the storm. The lower pools are polluted with sea water.
Great view to Funchal with blue sky
There are little water channels in the Madeira Mountains called Levada. You can walk aside the Levada (preferrably downhill) and can see some of the scenery. I walk 7 miles from Ribeiro Frio to Porto Da Cruz.
High mountains of Madeira
Feels like being in the jungle
A little bird visits us during a break
The rainbow gives a clue what the weather was like
Journey back to Berlin
Even the last day offers some rain and gray clouds to us.
Air Berlin brings us back