A Year Ago Today
My trusty Facebook page popped up this morning with a little reminder about what I was up to a year ago today.
I did warn you that I would probably bore you with some of our travel tales so switch off now if you like.
We had taken advantage of a British Airways sale offer for a week in Madeira - a place we had never previously considered. As it was off-season the price was too good to pass up so we decided to give it a try.
After an unscheduled overnight detour to southern Portugal due to rather challenging weather at Funchal airport, we finally made it.
Madeira is usually considered a destination for the more mature traveller and this was quite evident on our journey. However, as we consider ourselves to be quite mature adults, this suited us just fine.
Our accommodation was in a Quinta, a converted manor house on an estate which was the former home of a family of Madeiran wine merchants. It was very beautiful, peaceful and relaxing but within walking distance of Funchal's amenities.
The weather in March is fairly unpredictable, being in the middle of the Atlantic, but we enjoyed enough sunshine to take long walks with several coffee and beer-stops along the way.
I am not going to go on at length about our trip, you may be pleased to hear, but will leave you with a couple of photos.