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Caniçal

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  • Day34

    Ponta de São Lourenço

    September 30 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Zu 6. quetschten wir uns in unseren Renault Clio und fuhren an die Ostküste von Madeira. Der Rundweg auf der Halbinsel Ponta de São Lourenço bietet tolle Aussichtspunkte und zum Schluss einen fantastischen Blick auf den Atlantik.
    Abends besuchten wir Maddy und Herb. Die beiden haben uns auf ihr Boot „Wisdom“ zu einem Spieleabend eingeladen. Das Spiel „joking hazards“ war das Spiel des Abends😂
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  • Mar4

    A Hike to Ponta de Sao Lourenco

    March 4, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We are staying in Canico, a little resort area between Funchal and the airport. It isn’t very far to the very easterly part of the island and this is where we decided to go for a hike, on a long, thin peninsula that ends in a few deserted islands.

    What is special about this hike is that you can see fabulous seascapes of both the north and south sides of the Island. The water on the south side is tranquil and on the north side it is rough.

    We walked on a calm sunny day. Quite often it is very windy and can be quite dangerous. The trails are okay but can be quite slippery and they are narrow with steep drops. Some people walk it without proper shoes or clothes. There is no way anyone should go out there in flip flops, or without a hat.

    There are no trees in this gorgeous but windy zone but the fauna and flora are quite unique. Also there are curious rock formations, formed as a result of the volcanic origin of the island.

    We walked 8 km and it took us about 3 hours. At the point, there was a welcome little snack bar in the shade with coffee, cold drinks and pastries. The perfect little place to relax a bit before retracing our steps.

    We were pleasantly surprised to see hikers of all ages doing this trail, including very young children and babies in backpacks, as well as seniors. People went as far as they felt comfortable and could turn back at any time. It was great to see this.

    For us, it was a spectacular introduction to the beautiful island of Madeira. For sure, there will be more hikes on the horizon!
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  • Day6

    Madeiras wilde Ostspitze

    December 14, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Heute gehts zur Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Madeiras regenärmstes und windigstes Gebiet an der wilden Ostspitze.
    Vom Parkplatz aus wandern wir ca. 4 Std. hin und zurück über die wilde Halbinsel und genießen immer wieder fantastische Ausblicke auf wellenumtoßte Klippen und die Nordküste.Read more

  • Day33

    Ponta de São Lourenzo

    July 7, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Next stop was at the eastern end of the island. There the island wasn't green anymore and we had a big problem with our car. The engine wasn't working really good anymore, so we needed to return to the airport to change the car.

    Nächster Stop war dann das östliche Ende von Madeira. Die Insel war dort plötzlich gar nicht mehr grün sondern nur noch gelb/braun. Anscheinend regnet es hier deutlich seltener...
    Hier bekamen wir leider auch noch ein größeres Problem mit dem Motor unseres Autos, sodass wir es wechseln mussten. Dadurch dass wir allerdings kaum noch Leistung hatten mussten wir steile Berge auf dem Weg umfahren, weil wir diese leider nur rückwärts runter rollen konnten. Naja am Ende gab es ein neues Auto und wir konnten die Tour fortsetzen!
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Caniçal, Canical

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