Friday 22 October 2021

Lazy day today

We spent the morning around the swimming pool and then went for coffee and shared a massive tasty piece of coconut sponge cake. After a very quick discussion we got another and ate that too.

When I went up to the counter to pay it cost 4 euros 60. I insisted that it must be more because I had ordered a second cake, but the waitress held firm. We are not expensive here, she said and then showed me the back of the shop where they made all of the bread and cakes themselves.

I think that this is now my favourite place in the whole world.

In the afternoon we walked along the sea front at Funchal to the very end to see the old Fort.

It was built to defend the island from pirate attacks which happened quite regularly in the olden days.

It looks very run down now, so no attacks for a long time and all was peaceful around it with a guy was painting the view.

As you can see, the sun was going down so we went to the old town behind the old Fort for a cocktail.

I will have to stop getting surprised at the prices here soon, because the cocktails were cheap and the lovely meal that we had later even more so.

The moral of this slightly boring blog is 'visit Madeira'. 

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