After seven days at sea, we finally saw land again. I woke up early to see our arrival into Madeira, which was very beautiful with all the twinkling lights on the mountains.
In the afternoon my wife, our son, Glenn and I decided to explore and we took the cable car up the mountain to Monte. Being up there provides you with amazing views over the island and the city of Funchal.
We walked around and up to the Nossa Senhora church and saw where they did the Toboggan (basket sleigh) slide down the mountain. Since this day was the flower festival as well, the city of Funchal was beautifully decorated with flowers and we saw several carts decorated with an array of flowers. All in all a beautiful sunny day in Madeira.
Marco van Belleghem is Eurodam’s hotel manager.