After leaving Lanzarote, we arrived in Funchal on the island of Madeira.
We hired a taxi to take us around part of the island, and our first stop was the Botanical Gardens. The following are all views from there.
Bird of Paradise flowers.
We had quite a conversation with this parrot. I think he was hoping for a tasty finger to be put through the wire. We didn't oblige!
Not sure if the tabby lived in the gardens or was visiting from nearby houses.
From there we headed towards Garajau high up on the cliffs.
I don't know what these flowers are but they were growing everywhere and very pretty.
Garajau has a replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue, but is much smaller than the ones in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.
View taken from beside the statue. This photo is zoomed in and it is a long way to walk down there. We didn't do it!
Santa Cruz: The white attractive church is from the sixteenth century and is well preserved. From Santa Cruz we headed to Machico.
We were being watched!
The Fort of Our Lady of Amparo.
The airport can be seen on the top coastline.
We looked down on one of the golden sandy beaches befor going back down to sea level and enjoying a drink in one of the many cafes and bars down there. From there it was back to the ship and on to the next port of call which is Vigo in Spain.