Monthly Archives: March 2019

Madeira, the North West tour.

We wanted to explore more of the island so we booked on the North West tour. Many companies offer these tours but we did not want to be on a coach with 50 other people. We chose ‘Pride of Madeira’ … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Camara de Lobos.

Just 10k west of Funchal is the picturesque fishing village of Camara de Lobos ( Lair of the sea wolves ) The name refers to the seals that once swam nearby. In 1950 Winston Churchill visited Madeira and painted many … Continue reading

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A trip to the market in Funchal.

A popular tourist attraction in the old town is the Mercado des Lavradores. the worker’s market. At the entrance there are some tiles depicting life in the market. Inside there is the flower market, always bustling and colourful. The flower … Continue reading

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Art outdoors.

A few years ago the Rua Santa Maria in Funchal was looking very run down. In this former fisherman’s area many of the houses were uninhabited and in a bad state of repair. Then an artist, Jose Maria Montero had … Continue reading

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Ingleton with CRC

The past week has seen some terrible weather. Heavy rain in the Southwest and Wales causing flooding and disruption whilst the north of the country has had snow. On Sunday I was out with my local rambling club when we … Continue reading

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My Photos

Last night was the final monthly competition of the season at my local camera club. I had some success coming second in the digital projected images. Here are my entries.                                                       Winter walking                                                      Tired of waiting. Colour print.                                                … Continue reading

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The Four Rivers walk

My walk this week started from Hornby in Lancashire and I walked alongside four rivers. The Wenning, the Hindburn, the Greta and the Lune. My notes indicated that the walk was 10 miles in length with only nominal height gain … Continue reading

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